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  • Bolivia|Carmen Capriles|Climate Change|climate change|CLIMATE JUSTICE|flooding|News|South America
    03/07/2014 - 07:26 | 0comments

    By Carmen Capriles

    I must share with you a little of the grief that we are suffering here in Bolivia over the past month.

    Bolivia has endured the worst wet season in years, despite the fact that this has been caused by neither an El Nino or La Nina weather pattern.

    58,000 families have already been affected, including 80% of the indigenous people living in the lowlands of the Amazonian forest.  At least 56 people have been killed.

    Let's be clear. This is not just an act of Mother Nature. There are three major causes:

    • Climate Change
    • The Dams in Brazil
    • Deforestation




  • Bolivia|Bolivia|Health|News|South America|UN|UN Resolution on Universal Health Care|Universal HealthCare
    04/17/2013 - 05:29 | 0comments

    In a resolution adopted by consensus, the UN General Assembly urged member countries last December to implement affordable health care systems that cover all citizens. The resolution calls on member states to develop national health systems that “pool risks among the population” to avoid “the impoverishment of individuals as a result of seeking the care (that they need),” particularly in the case of catastrophic illnesses. 

    While this is a step in the right direction, citizens must take action to ensure that their rights are protected, writes Oscar Lanza.  Universal health care on its own does not ensure fairness.  


  • Bolivia|News|Oscar Lanza|South America|UN|UN Resolution on Universal Health Care|Universal Health Care.
    04/17/2013 - 03:38 | 0comments

    Por Oscar Lanza V. (MD,MPH) | English

    La ONU (Organización de Naciones Unidas)  aprueba 'trascendental' resolución sobre Atención en Salud Universal.

  • Blog|Bolivia|Health|Post 2015|South America
    01/24/2013 - 06:01 | 0comments

    "The challenge for all is to end poverty, not just reduce it," writes Oscar Lanza of GCAP Bolivia in a report entitled "Justica, Salud & Desarrollo" or "Justice, Health and Development" . 

    Citizens need to work together to build a more just, more equitable and less commercial world, argues the anti-poverty activist.  And as we put forward a new development framework to succeed the Millennium Development Goals, it's essential that people's health be front and centre.

    "Let's worry more about the health of people than the health of the economy," adds Oscar.

  • Blogs in English|Bolivia|Humanitario/Humanitarian|Oxfam Great Britain
    07/22/2010 - 23:10 | Zach | 0comments


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