Waiver of patent monopolies on COVID-19 medical tools  – Explained

Waiver of patent monopolies on COVID-19 medical tools – Explained

We have an opportunity to give millions of people vaccines and end the pandemic everywhere, but rich countries are putting pharmaceutical profits first. As a result, millions of people in the Global South may not get access to the COVID-19 vaccine until 2024. This is not only an egregious human…

PHM-USA Joins 400+ U.S. Groups Calling on President Biden to Support COVID-19 WTO Waiver

PHM-USA Joins 400+ U.S. Groups Calling on President Biden to Support COVID-19 WTO Waiver

Patent monopolies on COVID-19 medical tools are preventing equitable access to life-saving treatments for this disease worldwide, including vaccines. The U.S., along with other rich countries, is blocking a proposal at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that would lift these patent monopolies, and in doing so is preventing the ramping…

Rich countries must join the world in supporting the TRIPS waiver to end the pandemic

Rich countries must join the world in supporting the TRIPS waiver to end the pandemic

Health activists, academics, and civil society from the global north call on our governments to join the world in supporting the TRIPS waiver proposal to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines across the globe. “The intellectual property (IP) waiver proposal aims to allow countries to choose not to enforce, apply…

Call from the Global South to Rich Countries: Don’t block the TRIPS waiver proposal

Call from the Global South to Rich Countries: Don’t block the TRIPS waiver proposal

Global South urges rich countries: Lift monopolies on COVID-19 medical products PRESS RELEASE16 February 2021 Ahead of critical talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO) civil society and trade unions from the Global South are calling on rich countries’ leaders to stop blocking a proposal to waive certain intellectual property…

PHM Unmasks the Problem: Solidarity through Community Mask Production

PHM Unmasks the Problem: Solidarity through Community Mask Production

The efforts of these activists were not just about the masks themselves but also about building community and care. As governments failed with PPE distribution as the pandemic took hold, communities were taking matters into their own hands. PHM North America spoke to three activists in Massachusetts, Quebec, and Pennsylvania…

Making the Connection: Fracking, Plastic and People’s Health

Making the Connection: Fracking, Plastic and People’s Health

We bring together Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project (EHP) and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) for a discussion about the connections between fracking, plastic production and disposal, and how raising awareness about the harmful health impacts of extractive processes can strengthen local and global struggles for environmental and…

Choosing Real Safety: A Historic Declaration To Divest From Policing And Prisons And Build Safer Communities For All

Choosing Real Safety: A Historic Declaration To Divest From Policing And Prisons And Build Safer Communities For All

  Advocacy for the creation of safer communities FOR ALL has been at the forefront of many recent social injustice campaigns. We invite you to be a part of these social movements by joining us, PHM Canada, in signing onto this historic declaration created by prison abolitionists from across Canada.…