Lancet series on Canada and Global Health: PHM Canada’s response

PHM Canada members respond to the Lancet series on Canada and global health. In the Lancet Series on Canada’s global health role (April 28, p 1736), Canada’s global health role: supporting equity and global citizenship as a middle power.Lancet. 2018; 391: 1736-1748 Stephanie A Nixon and colleagues perpetuate liberal myths about Canadian…

Sweden: Occupy our hospitals!

PHM-North America had an exciting conversation with Simone Granberg, Sebastian Gunnesson, and Mia Appelbäck, from Sweden, who are fighting back against their government’s decisions to cut health services in their communities. Mia is a physician and activist with PHM-Scandinavia. Simone and Sebastian have participated in years-long occupations of their local hospitals in the…

Alma-Ata at 40: Insights from Canada

By Martha Roberts, Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay, Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Farah Shroff, Smita Pakhale, and Lori Hanson  As an engaged participant in the 1978 International Conference on Primary Health Care, which issued the Alma-Ata Declaration, Canada affirmed that: The existing gross inequality in the health status of the people particularly between developed and…

Communiqué from PHM-Canada to all members: April 26, 2018

PHM-Canada condemns the recent wave of repression against students and civilians perpetrated by the regime of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, and supports calls for the establishment of an independent inquiry into the violence and for a fully representative and participatory national dialogue.  PHM-Canada expresses its solidarity with the people…

Review of Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

PHM-Canada submitted our arguments in late December 2016 to the federal panel reviewing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act here. We are waiting to hear what the panel’s final recommendations are before deciding how to respond in partnership with a broad swathe of environmental organizers across the country.

We support the Standing Rock Sioux’s struggle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

We support the Standing Rock Sioux’s struggle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

People’s Health Movement Canada salutes the water protectors at the Camp of the Sacred Stone in Sioux territory who have gathered peacefully to prevent the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In response to this action to protect the health of the land and of the people, United States forces have retaliated…