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…

PHM Unmasks the Problem: Solidarity through Community Mask Production

PHM Unmasks the Problem: Solidarity through Community Mask Production

The efforts of these activists were not just about the masks themselves but also about building community and care. As governments failed with PPE distribution as the pandemic took hold, communities were taking matters into their own hands. PHM North America spoke to three activists in Massachusetts, Quebec, and Pennsylvania…

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 …

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…

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…

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…