Member of the Health Alliance for Democracy (HEAD), Health Action for Human Rights (HAHR), together with the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) and other health organizations call for the protection of and for justice for health workers and human rights defenders, during a picket in front of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
The said health organizations have been at the forefront of engaging the government concerning its policies that they deemed are detrimental to people’s health. And so, many of their members and leaders have become targets of red-tagging, harassment, repression, surveillance and vilification.
Despite the acknowledged lack of health personnel in the country, health practitioners who opted to remain in the country to attend to the marginalized population had been subjected to vilification and various accusations.
(Jhun Mabanag/BENJAMIN CUARESMA/AI/MTVN)