Canada Can and Must Share Vaccines Now

Canada Can and Must Share Vaccines Now

  PHM Canada, along with other organizations across the world, signed onto ONE Canada’s joint statement (seen below) calling on the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, to act more urgently on his government’s commitment to share vaccines with COVAX. COVAX is a global COVID vaccine distribution initiative to ensure…

Media Release: 180+ Communities, Organisations and Academics Reject Extractive-Heavy EU Green Deal

Media Release: 180+ Communities, Organisations and Academics Reject Extractive-Heavy EU Green Deal

PHM Canada signed onto The Gaia Foundation’s collective statement calling on the EU to abandon its plans to massively expand dirty mining as part of EU Green Deal and Green Recovery plans. To see the full collective statement, please click here. Pour voir la version française, visitez ici. A global…

Export Development Canada Must Stop Fuelling the Climate Crisis

Export Development Canada Must Stop Fuelling the Climate Crisis

  PHM Canada signed on to Environmental Defence Canada’s joint statement (seen below) calling for Canada to align its public financing with our climate commitments. To view the original statement and a briefing, as well as a letter written to the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade,…

International Day Against the Privatization and Commodification of Healthcare and Social Services

International Day Against the Privatization and Commodification of Healthcare and Social Services

Joint Statement for April 7 (Le français suit en bas.) For many years, April 7 has been recognized by the World Health Organization as World Health Day which was initiated to raise awareness about global health. In past years, the People’s Health Movement (PHM) Europe and the European Network against…

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 …