Meeting of the G20 in Brisbane: where one would least expect to find something…

…nothing is found.If you did not have great expectations for the G20 meeting in Brisbane, Australia, you were right. By Adhemar S. Mineiro Journalist and humorist Apparício Torelly, from the state of Rio Grande do Sul, known as “Baron Itararé,” famously said “Where one would least expect to find something, nothing is found.”I don’t know […]

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Peer-to-Peer Experience: From Brazil to China (Part II)

Guest post by Graciela Rodriguez| Representative of REBRIP   When you see, in many cities, the incredible number of vacant buildings built by private companies with the strong support of government credits and subsidies (for example, in Beijing, official data says that the vacancy rate is 30 percent, and it is possible to see that many […]

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Peer-to-Peer Experience: From Brazil to China (Part I)

Guest post by Graciela Rodriguez| Representative of REBRIP Between November 4 and 10, 2014, at the invitation of GCAP China (Global Call to Action against Poverty and Inequalities – China), Graciela Rodriguez was in Beijing and Wuhan. Check out her impressions of the visit. This is the first of two posts  on Graciela´s Experience in […]

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Public Health Challenges for BRICS may Impede Growth (Part II)

Guest post by Oleg Kucheryavenko | Coordinator for Health Policy & Advocacy | GCAP Russia Originally posted: http://www.globalhealthcheck.org/?p=1745 During 2014, we both had a chance to work on an exciting project of analysing inequality trends in Russia as part of Oxfam’s programme on Empowering Civil Societies in an Unequal Multipolar World (ECSM BRICSAM). Through the […]

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Public Health Challenges for BRICS may Impede Growth

Guest post by Oleg Kucheryavenko | Coordinator for Health Policy & Advocacy | GCAP Russia Originally posted here. This is the first of two posts  on access to health service in BRICS countries Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs turned the spotlight on the four emerging economies when he dubbed them the“BRIC”countries in 2001. The acronym […]

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CHANGE THE SYSTEM, NOT THE CLIMATE

By Guest Blogger: Martina Borghi The Peoples Summit on Climate Change is an alternative meeting inspired by the World Peoples Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth hosted by the government of Bolivia in Tiquipaya, just outside the city of Cochabamba from April 19–22, 2010. The 2014 Peoples Summit has been held […]

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Cancer Medicines & Monopolies: Perpetuating Inequalities

By Malini Aisola, Access to Medicine Coordinator, Oxfam India Originally posted at: http://www.globalhealthcheck.org/?p=1736 Cancer, a global cause of death and suffering is on the rise. WHO estimates that cancers accounted for 8.2 million deaths in 2012 which is projected to increase to 11.5 million deaths by 2030. The majority of cancer mortality and morbidity (70% of […]

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