Transformation Needed: The Global Distribution of PPE Must Change

Transformation Needed: The Global Distribution of PPE Must Change

Many systems have failed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, putting people’s health at serious risk. The increased demand from PPE from workers and the public made clear the inadequacy of the global distribution system of PPE. The fallout has lead to shortages of PPE that heighten health risks…

PHM-Canada Declaration on COVID-19 Pandemic

In these unprecedented times, members of People’s Health Movement Canada from across Turtle Island came together to reflect on what health justice looks like during the COVID-19 pandemic. We mourn the suffering and immense loss caused by the outbreak, and we hold in honour our allies and colleagues, in China,…

April 7: International Day of Action for #Health4All

April 7: International Day of Action for #Health4All

In 1950, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared April 7 World Health Day to raise awareness about important health issues such as mental health, maternal and child care, and climate change. For the past five years, however, the European Network Against the Commercialisation and Privatisation of Health and Social Protection…

APHA 2019 Annual Meeting: PHM-NA Recommended Sessions & Activities

APHA 2019 Annual Meeting: PHM-NA Recommended Sessions & Activities

Planning on going to the APHA Annual Meeting & Expo this year? Many PHM-NA activists and affiliated organizations will be at this year’s Meeting to discuss issues pertinent to public health and the right to health. We’ve put together a list of sessions and activities that we recommend for anyone active in…

“The magic of the people’s strength”: PHM 2018 Annual Report

“The magic of the people’s strength”: PHM 2018 Annual Report

Culminating with the 4th People’s Health Assembly, 2018 buzzed with activity throughout PHM worldwide–from core global programs, through the regions, and in country circles. Struck by the loss of tremendous health advocate, friend, comrade, and founding member Dr. Amit Sengupta at the end of the year, the movement presses forward…

Declaration of the 4th People’s Health Assembly

Declaration of the 4th People’s Health Assembly

Our vision is of a world in which equity between and within countries is achieved and health for all is a reality. We reaffirm that health results from social, economic and environmental justice.

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…

News from the 4th People’s Health Assembly!

News from the 4th People’s Health Assembly!

From November 16-19, health activists from across the globe gather in Savar, Bangladesh for the 4th People’s Health Assembly (PHA4). The Assembly is a unique space where civil society organizations and networks, social movements, academia and others strengthen solidarity, share experiences, learn from each other, and strategize together for future…

NEW! Online tool for movement building

NEW! Online tool for movement building

PHM has a new online tool available! An interactive guide to key practices for movement building collected from social movements across the globe engaged in the struggle for health.  The struggle for health and social justice has a long and proud history that has been driven by diverse social movements…