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…

APHA 2020 Annual Meeting: PHM-NA Recommended Sessions & Activities

APHA 2020 Annual Meeting: PHM-NA Recommended Sessions & Activities

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s APHA Annual Meeting & Expo is going virtual! But many PHM-NA activists and affiliated organizations will again be at this year’s Meeting to discuss the pressing challenges we face across the globe that threaten the right to health. Below, you can find a list of…

A struggle more necessary than ever – PHM 2019 Annual Report

A struggle more necessary than ever – PHM 2019 Annual Report

PHM’s 2019 Annual Report highlights campaigns, movement building, capacity building and continued advocacy around a robust political economy-based critical analysis of health across all regions. Download the report here. PHM’s struggle for health is both more necessary than ever but also more of an uphill battle than ever.

Ontario: Immediately halt COVID-19 health data sharing with police!

PHM-Canada has joined a coalition healthcare providers, community members, healthcare researchers, community organizations, communities excessively targeted for criminalization, and healthcare organizations across Ontario who oppose to inappropriate use of police power and privacy violations by law enforcement. The coalition issued a an open letter to government officials to demand an…

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…