#TRIPSwaiver Now! – Week of action at German consulates across US

#TRIPSwaiver Now! – Week of action at German consulates across US

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting President Biden next week, and it may be our best chance to put pressure on her to support a waiver of the World Trade Organization’s TRIPS rules to unlock the intellectual property barriers now limiting global access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Read more from Public Citizen.…

Israel’s arrest of Shatha Odeh is an attack on the right to health of Palestinians

Israel’s arrest of Shatha Odeh is an attack on the right to health of Palestinians

Statement by the People’s Health Movement9 July 2021 On Wednesday 7 July 2021, the Israeli army arrested Shatha Odeh, director of the Health Work Committees (HWC), at her home in Ramallah. This organisation is one of the most prominent Palestinian non-profit health care providers. Shatha herself is a well respected…

PHM-USA joins in Call for Biden to provide sanctions relief for the people of Iran

PHM-USA joins in Call for Biden to provide sanctions relief for the people of Iran

At least 60,000 Iranians have died as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. While not all of these deaths can be attributed to any one cause, broad-based, suffocating U.S. sanctions have served only to exacerbate a terrible situation. Whatever the result of ongoing Iran deal talks, which include sanctions negotiations,…

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…

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…

Building Campaigns Against Privatization of Health Services – A virtual learning series

Building Campaigns Against Privatization of Health Services – A virtual learning series

  Join PHM-North America for a virtual course to share and strategize with health activists from across the globe and build your campaign to resist privatization of health services!     Building community & campaigns   From examples around the world, PHM-North America has been learning how to build successful…