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2nd European Action Day against the impacts of privatization, marketisation and commercialisation of health and social care

The European Public Services Union (EPSU) will be involved in activities in relation to the 2nd European Action Day against the impacts of privatization, marketisation and commercialisation of health and social care on the workforce in the sector, on the patients/users/citizens and on our societies, coinciding with World Health Day (7 April).

Source: www.epsu.org

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Double standards: How the UK promotes rip-off health PPPs abroad

This report concerns Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in healthcare, known in the UK as the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). It exposes how such PPPs have been an expensive failure in the UK, attracting criticism from government ministers, and yet those same ministers run departments which promote PPPs, including in health, around the world.

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Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017

The report provides the most comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In recent decades, the combination of neoliberal ideology, corporate lobbying, business-friendly fiscal policies, tax avoidance and tax evasion has led to a massive weakening of the public sector and its ability to provide essential goods and services.