Multinational Monitor

This magazine tracks and analyzes corporate activity, especially in the Third World and publishes articles on labor issues, such as worker health and safety, union issues, privatization and more.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 10, October

A People's Health System: Venezuela Works to Bring Healthcare to the Excluded
CARACAS, VENEZUELA -- "Much of our health problem has to do not so much with economic factors as with the organization of communities," explains Luis Montiel Araujo, a physician with Venezuela's Ministry of Health and Social Development (MSDS). "Barrio...
Flu Profiteers
PANIC STRUCK across the United States in the wake of the October announcement that the Emeryville, California-based Chiron Corporation would not be able to deliver its promised supply of flu vaccine. Seniors and others stood in long lines in an...
Justice DelLy-Ed
THREE ASSOCIATES of U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, and eight corporations including Sears Roebuck & Company and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store were indicted in September on charges of illegally funneling corporate...
Managed Care Goes Global: Latin America Confronts the Multinational Health Insurers
FOR TWO DECADES, A TIDAL WAVE of market-based "reform" has washed over the Latin American health sector. Arguing that "mismanagement"--not a lack of resources or other pressures--was the main cause of public health sector problems, starting in the...
NHS, Inc. the Accelerating Marketization of the UK's National Health Service: An Interview with Allyson Pollock
Allyson Pollock is a public health doctor and professor of health policy and health services research at University College London. She is author of NHS plc: The Privatisation of Our Health Care (Verso, 2004). MM: What has been the historic mission...
Nursing Power: California Nurses' Collective Advocacy for Patients and Nurses: An Interview with Rose Ann DeMoro
Rose Ann DeMoro is executive director of the California Nurses Association, the largest and fastest-growing professional association and union for registered nurses in the country. CNA membership has doubled in the past seven years. CNA today represents...
Physicians' Rx for an Ailing Healthcare System: An Interview with Claudia Fegan
Claudia Fegan is president of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), which advocates a universal, comprehensive Single-Payer National Health Program. PNHP has more than 10,000 members and chapters across the United States. Fegan is the medical...
The Lawrence Summers Memorial Award *
THE OCTOBER LAWRENCE SUMMERS MEMORIAL AWARD* goes to Dr. Richard Nahin, a senior adviser at the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Noting that many of those who pray seeking...
The Right to Healthcare
INTERNATIONAL LAW IS CLEAR on the meaning of the right to health, and it is time that right be made real. The International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, one of the two core covenants adopted under the Universal Declaration...