Huge new #ParadisePapers leak reveals how wealthy & powerful invest offshore.

Blog: Paradise Papers exposes feeble political attempts to end tax havens

Huge new #ParadisePapers leak reveals how wealthy & powerful invest offshore. When companies and the super-rich don’t pay their fair share of tax, it’s the world’s poorest who suffer the most.

Mr. Kumambala

Blog: My friend died last week - Tax could have saved his life

On a global scale, tax dodging is depriving poor countries of hundreds of millions and often billions of dollars each year, as individuals and corporations are allowed to hide their money away and avoid paying tax. On a personal level, it has devastating effects.

Blog: The EU-India Free Trade Agreement: is it the end of the world as we know it?

This week, Indian and European Union (EU) trade negotiators in New Delhi will most likely announce that they have reached a preliminary agreement on a trade pact that will forge a new commercial relationship between the two economies. The EU wants the pact to include new intellectual property (IP) rules that go beyond current requirements under international law.  These new IP rules would serve the interests of multinational pharmaceutical companies in Europe, while drastically increasing medicines prices for millions of poor people in India and other developing countr

An estimated 1.6m additional primary teachers are needed in sub-Saharan Africa to reach education for all by 2015. (UNESCO) Photo: Oxfam

Blog: The antidote to crisis

I’m writing this from a windowless room in the IMF basement where our Oxfam team has been camped out for almost a week covering the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings. You can really lose your perspective down here, away from the sunlight and the bustling streets of Washington. So we keep reminding each other to get outside to enjoy a few minutes of spring sunshine every once in a while to stay grounded.

London calling

Blog: London calling

Following her visits to Germany, Italy and Scotland, Dorothy Ngoma, our Oxfam champion from Malawi, visits a UNISON conference, before heading to London.

Dorothy, wearing her 'Public Health First' hospital wrist-band, meets new-born baby Daniel. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: Taking the high road on health

Following her visits to Germany and Italy Dorothy Ngoma, our Oxfam champion from Malawi, visits Scotland to talk about public healthcare issues.

Blog: Deux pays, deux systèmes de santé...

Dorothy N'goma est la directrice exécutive de l'Organisation nationale des infirmières et sages-femmes du Malawi. Elle soutient Oxfam et voyage à travers l'Europe pour sensibiliser les populations à la cause du Malawi, qui a besoin d'une assistance plus importante et plus efficace afin d'améliorer les services de santé pour les mères, les enfants et les familles vivant dans la pauvreté. Elle tient aussi un blog dans lequel elle analyse ses expériences en Europe et dans son pays.

On Valentine's Day, Dorothy joins activists to serenade the Italian Minister of Finance. Credit: Oxfam

Blog: The Italian Job

Following her trip to Germany Dorothy N'goma, Executive Director of the National Organization of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi, now writes about her experiences in Italy. Here she sees some of the preparations for the G8, before serenading a minister.

Blog: A tale of two health care systems

Dorothy N'goma is Executive Director of the National Organization of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi. She is an Oxfam champion and is travelling around Europe to raise awareness of the need for more and better aid to support Malawi to improve health services for mothers, children and families living in poverty. In her blog she reflects on her experiences in Europe and from home.

Blog: What a week in DC!

The work on putting public health care first has just begun

So our busy week in Washington DC is coming to an end and with our two launch events now done adrenaline has been replaced by strong coffee and sugar.

Our event yesterday at the World Bank (t-shirts replaced with suits) was quite an experience with a diverse range of speakers on the panel putting forward their ideas on what role the private sector should have in health care in poor countries.

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