Health is more than the absence of illness

Our project focus

Health cannot be reduced to the provision of medical services. This is particularly true where people do not have enough food, are homeless, have neither education nor work. For medico, achieving the comprehensive right to health accordingly includes creating healthy working, living and environmental conditions for all. Together with our partners, we fight against unhealthy situations and for the right to a good and healthy life.

Coronavirus

"It's a pandemic of inequality"

Today marks the one-year anniversary of when the WHO declared the coronavirus a “pandemic”. We spoke with partners from the Global South about their experience, vaccine patents and the TRIPS waiver. Read more

Open letter

No patent protection on essential medicines and vaccines

The Covid-19 pandemic won't be over until it's over for everyone, say internationally working development and human rights organizations. Read more

Zimbabwe

“We Cannot Work In Isolation”

LGBTIQ+ have been greatly affected by the pandemic. How we, as a community organization, still manage to continue supporting our people. By Michelle Ruhonde and Mayita Tamangani. Read more

Open letter

"You are jeopardizing the containment of Covid-19."

"Germany is obstructing and opposing the proposal to remove intellectual property monopolies so that production of COVID-19 medical products may be expanded and diversified globally", 200 organizations from the Global South claim. Read more

Coronavirus

"It's a pandemic of inequality"

Today marks the one-year anniversary of when the WHO declared the coronavirus a “pandemic”. We spoke with partners from the Global South about their experience, vaccine patents and the TRIPS waiver. Read more

Zimbabwe

“We Cannot Work In Isolation”

LGBTIQ+ have been greatly affected by the pandemic. How we, as a community organization, still manage to continue supporting our people. By Michelle Ruhonde and Mayita Tamangani. Read more

Open letter

No patent protection on essential medicines and vaccines

The Covid-19 pandemic won't be over until it's over for everyone, say internationally working development and human rights organizations. Read more

Open letter

"You are jeopardizing the containment of Covid-19."

"Germany is obstructing and opposing the proposal to remove intellectual property monopolies so that production of COVID-19 medical products may be expanded and diversified globally", 200 organizations from the Global South claim. Read more

Projects – Projections

All articles on the topic of health

15.02.2021 Lift monopolies on COVID-19 medical products

200 organizations from 40 countries of the Global South are calling for an end to the blockade of the proposal to suspend intellectual property rights on Covid-19 medical products. We support their call.

10.02.2021 Model country Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka's Corona policy is repeatedly celebrated internationally. An interview with feminist human rights activist Shreen Saroor on the price of an ostensible success.

02.02.2021 Role model Australia?

Assessing the centrality of border policies for the Covid responses in Australia means to discern the extent to which they might function in other parts of the world. By Brett Neilson.

31.01.2021 A story of moral failure

The promise of a globally equitable pandemic response has not been delivered. By Andreas Wulf.

29.01.2021 Not strong enough, not loud enough

“If we fail as civil society on Covid-19 it will take us many decades to recover.” South African human rights activist Mark Heywood on the global health crisis and the need of activism from the ground.

25.01.2021 COVID-19 challenges for the African Continent

Leslie London from PHM and the C19 Coalition South Africa on the distributive injustice of vaccine distribution and the obligation of policymakers to defend people's health against profit interests.

19.11.2020 Privatisation beats Right to Health

A few rich countries have secured the lion's share of the most promising Covid 19 vaccines. However, Corona is only over when it is over for everyone. But European governments are undermining global cooperation to overcome the health crisis. By Anne Jung.

18.11.2020 Subject or object of health

In search of strategies to cope with the pandemic. By Andreas Wulf.

16.09.2020 The short spring of solidarity

While international solidarity in containing the corona pandemic is officially emphasized, many states are relying on nationalism in vaccine research. By Dr. Andreas Wulf.

11.08.2020 The short summer of solidarity

While international solidarity in containing the corona pandemic is officially emphasized, many states are relying on nationalism in vaccine research. By Dr. Andreas Wulf.