ISDS Platform – Peoples Dispatch | 18 November 2018
PHA4: Neoliberal Policies and corporate takeover are the cause of the world health crisis
by P Ambedkar
Peoples’ representatives from across the globe have gathered in Savar, Bangladesh for the fourth People’s Health Assembly. They are discussing and debating on how to make this world a place which provides for the health of the people and that of the planet.
Representatives from country after country shared their experiences of how the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank recommended prescriptions of austerity and structural adjustment policies that in fact worsened the health of the people. The beneficiaries have been the multinational corporations and the elite.