PHM-USA condemns inhumane treatment of migrants and refugees

PHM-USA condemns inhumane treatment of migrants and refugees

  Capitalism–in the form of free trade agreements– make living conditions in Centroamérica unbearable. Capitalism–in the form of oil wars–leave thousands and thousands without a home… Migrants and refugees leave harsh and dangerous conditions in their own countries to seek safety and a better life abroad. However, they are increasingly met…

PHM condemns Israeli action against Palestinian people

from the PHM global Steering Council The People’s Health Movement condemns in the strongest terms recent Israeli violent actions against Palestinian people in the Gaza strip and in the West Bank, in particular the unrestrained use of force, including lethal means, against peaceful protesters, journalists and medical personnel. We pay…

PHM Global statement in solidarity with the people of Nicaragua

The People’s Health Movement (PHM) expresses its solidarity with the people of Nicaragua, with the student movement, the youth, the elderly, the pensioners and all those who are fighting for a dignified Social Security system and for the right to live in a democratic country,  and against anti-popular economic measures, the control of the media,…

7 April Day of Action: Our health is NOT for sale #health4all

On April 7, World Health Day, PHM-North America will again join the European Network against the Privatization and Commercialization of Health and Social Protection and PHM-Europe in their April 7 Day of Action against privatization of health. Last year groups across the globe held demonstrations, teach-ins, lectures and other activities…

Save the date: 4th People’s Health Assembly

Save the date: 4th People’s Health Assembly

4 April – UPDATE: The call for proposals for self-organized activities is available here.  Sessions should be in line with the broad themes of PHA4 and the People’s Charter for Health. Each activity should be planned for 2 hours, and fees for organizing range from $2500USD (venue of 50 people) –…

Available now: Global Health Watch 5

Available now: Global Health Watch 5

Press release 18 December 2017 In an unequal world, conditions of living that promote ill-health and extreme inequity in access to healthcare services prevents a majority of the world’s population from leading healthy lives. The collapse of public health systems in many parts of the world and the rising commodification…

International Safe Abortion Day statement from PHM Reproductive Justice Caucus

International Safe Abortion Day Launch of the PHM Reproductive Justice Working Group #IResistWePersist #ReproductiveJustice Today September 28th, the newly launched People’s Health Movement Reproductive Justice Working Group stands by grassroots organizations and movements struggling for access to safe abortion as a universal human right and a matter of social and…

PHM-North America calls for A Just Harvey Recovery

PHM-North America calls for A Just Harvey Recovery

PHM-North America is saddened by the ongoing disaster on the Gulf coast of the United States. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana have incurred unimaginable damage. It will take a long time to recover from the damage caused by the storm and flooding, not only…

Update: PHM-NA Regional Meeting

PHM North America held a regional meeting on August 3-4 in Decatur, Georgia. Lots of discussion led to plans for action in some key areas: environmental health justice, reproductive justice, anti-privatization/corporatization of health, and building our own capacity to work better. You can read a summary of the meeting notes…

Building a Movement For Health: a tool for (health) activists

Building a Movement For Health: a tool for (health) activists

By Third World Health Aid. The struggle for health and social justice has a long and proud history that has been driven by diverse social movements involving many individuals and organisations in different contexts. Today, the active role of organised civil society is more necessary than ever. While on average life…