60,000 teachers on strike in Colombia to demand education reform

Sixty thousand public school teachers gathered on the streets of the Colombian capital on Tuesday to demand reforms in an education system plagued by poor funding and inequitable access. Experts say reducing inequities in education will be critical to breaking Colombia’s historical cycle of violence and civil war, which was recently halted in a peace deal.

Global Health
Haiti’s nationwide doctor strike continues with no end in sight

Medical staff across Haiti have entered the fourth month of a nationwide strike, which has spread to more than a dozen state-run hospitals and led to countless deaths as hospitals scramble to provide care for neglected patients. In a country that has already been battling a cholera epidemic, widespread malnutrition and this year’s outbreak of the Zika virus, the nationwide strike has posed a new public health challenge that Haiti’s medical system isn’t equipped to deal with