PHM Statement on Reproductive Rights & Safe and Legal Abortion in the United States

PHM Statement on Reproductive Rights & Safe and Legal Abortion in the United States

11 May 2022 We, the members of the People’s Health Movement (PHM), a global network committed to the promotion, protection and fulfilment of Health for All including comprehensive primary health care, sexual and reproductive health care and addressing the social, environmental, and economic determinants of health, are compelled to draw…

Equitable Health Services, Re-thinking SDGs, and Economic Systems in THE WORLD WE WANT

Equitable Health Services, Re-thinking SDGs, and Economic Systems in THE WORLD WE WANT

For the 2022 Prince Mahidol Awards Conference (PMAC 2022), PHM organized a side meeting to examine different aspects of the world we envisage. During the meeting, PHM premiered three short videos (funded by PMAC) to put forth that vision–one that takes into consideration community-based, publicly funded and provided health services;…

#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…

Vigils for Global Access to COVID-19 Vaccines & Treatments

From Citizens’ Trade Campaign Please join us at an upcoming vigil remembering those who have died of COVID-19 and calling for the global access to vaccines and treatments that’s needed to help save millions of lives and end the pandemic. While increasing numbers of Americans are being vaccinated against COVID-19,…

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,…

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…

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…

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…