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…

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…

Day of Action to Demand a #PeoplesVaccine

Day of Action to Demand a #PeoplesVaccine

On Monday 14 December, we target Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca with demands that they share their vaccines with the world.  Call, email and tweet the CEOs of these companies to demand that they join the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP). Take action on December 14th to…

PHM Calls for Urgent Action on Covid-19 technologies

PHM Calls for Urgent Action on Covid-19 technologies

14 October 2020 Statement by People’s Health Movement: Urgent Call for Action on Covid-19 technologies The People’s Health Movement supports the call by the Governments of India and South Africa for the World Trade Organization to waive certain provisions of the WTO’s TRIPS Agreement so as to enable countries to…

APHA 2020 Annual Meeting: PHM-NA Recommended Sessions & Activities

APHA 2020 Annual Meeting: PHM-NA Recommended Sessions & Activities

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s APHA Annual Meeting & Expo is going virtual! But many PHM-NA activists and affiliated organizations will again be at this year’s Meeting to discuss the pressing challenges we face across the globe that threaten the right to health. Below, you can find a list of…

Campaign Launch: Global Cooperation to End the Pandemic

Campaign Launch: Global Cooperation to End the Pandemic

PHM-USA joins Justice is Global and other partners to call for global cooperation to end the pandemic. We can stop the suffering and the disruptions to people’s lives and our economies due to COVID-19, but we need countries around the world to work together to make that happen. Government leaders…