International Day Against the Privatization and Commodification of Healthcare and Social Services

International Day Against the Privatization and Commodification of Healthcare and Social Services

Joint Statement for April 7 (Le français suit en bas.) For many years, April 7 has been recognized by the World Health Organization as World Health Day which was initiated to raise awareness about global health. In past years, the People’s Health Movement (PHM) Europe and the European Network against…

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.…

COVID-19 drug and vaccine patents are putting profit before people

COVID-19 drug and vaccine patents are putting profit before people

A discussion of Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) as they relate to the new Covid-19 vaccines and their patents. Written by members of PHM Canada for publication in The Conversation. Read the full article here. COVID-19 drug and vaccine patents are putting profit before people By: Ronald Labonté and Mira Johri …

Reimagining safety in a pandemic: The imperative to dismantle structural oppression in Canada

Reimagining safety in a pandemic: The imperative to dismantle structural oppression in Canada

An analysis of the discourse on safety during the COVID19 pandemic for the Canadian Medical Association Journal by a few members of PHM Canada. Read the full article here. Reimagining safety in a pandemic: the imperative to dismantle structural oppression in Canada Nikisha Khare, Farah Shroff, Blessing Nkennor and Baijayanta…

Le Canada achète beaucoup de vaccins contre la Covid-19. Voici pourquoi il devrait faire plus pour les pays pauvres

Le Canada achète beaucoup de vaccins contre la Covid-19. Voici pourquoi il devrait faire plus pour les pays pauvres

Une discussion sur la stratégie de vaccination du Canada et ses implications sur la santé mondiale. Écrits par des membres de PHM Canada pour publication dans The Conversation. Lisez l’article complet ici. Le Canada achète beaucoup de vaccins contre la Covid-19. Voici pourquoi il devrait faire plus pour les pays…

Canada’s ‘me first’ COVID-19 vaccine strategy may come at the cost of global health

Canada’s ‘me first’ COVID-19 vaccine strategy may come at the cost of global health

A discussion of Canada’s vaccination strategy and its implications on global health. Written by members of PHM Canada for publication in The Conversation. Read the full article here. Canada’s ‘me first’ COVID-19 vaccine strategy may come at the cost of global health By: Ronald Labonté, Katrina Plamondon, Mira Johri, and…

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

PHM Canada members responded to The Lancet series on Canada and global health: In the Lancet Series on Canada’s global health role (April 28, p 1736), Stephanie A Nixon and colleagues perpetuate liberal myths about Canadian nation-building and foreign policy, proffering an uncritical historical assessment of the country’s global health…

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…