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Linda Mans

Linda Mans is Senior Global Health Advocate at Wemos. Wemos is a member of Medicus Mundi International network.


Global Skills Partnerships and Health Workforce Migration: Caught between a rock and a hard place

‘Caught between a rock and a hard place’ is the expression (and Stones song ) that comes to mind having visited Marrakesh recently. Until a few months before the adoption of the (now notorious) UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, quiet diplomacy and technical discussions guided its development process. At the time of ...

My summer splash of Marxism – and why investing in health and the health workforce is a challenge under the current global economic system

This summer I took up IHP’s suggestion and read Paul Mason’s ‘PostCapitalism: a Guide to Our Future’. That triggered my interest in Ilias Alami’s ‘On the terrorism of money and national policy-making in emerging capitalist economies’. My “summer of Marxism” provided me with a few clues on why investing in health and the health ...

Towards enlarged global health thinking

At the launch of the fifth Global Health Watch  a short time ago in Brussels, planetary health and justice were very much in my thoughts. This is where health meets ecology. Some 20 years ago, the home base of the Global Health Watch, People’s Health Movement, was founded by grassroots health activists, civil society organizations and academ...

Crucial times for Global Health Workforce Governance

The Ebola epidemic in the Western African Region has reminded the international community why it is so important to have a skilled health workforce in place to provide essential and universal health services.  It is a crucial requirement to contain outbreaks of re-emerging infectious diseases. Sadly, it is this very scarce workforce that has be...