Publications | Viva Salud


Annual report 2018

2018 was the first year under our new name of Viva Salud! As we do each year, we gathered our results and our actions for 2018 in a varied report. For each partner country, you will discover the results we achieved with our partners, the main actions taken and the challenges to be overcome.

Paper: Why public health care is better

Today, when private actors see the health care system more and more as a market, we deem it important to defend and promote public health care. In our paper “Why is public health care better” you’ll learn:

  • why privatisation causes bigger inequality in access to health care
  • why privatisation is often more expensive on a long term
  • why privatisation is not more efficient
  • why privatisation doesn’t mean better quality
  • why privatisation means less government control
  • why privatisation means less availability of health care workers and worse working conditions
  • what kind of health care system we would like to promote
  • examples of successful social movements campaigns