Alma-Ata at 40: Insights from Canada

By Martha Roberts, Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay, Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Farah Shroff, Smita Pakhale, and Lori Hanson  As an engaged participant in the 1978 International Conference on Primary Health Care, which issued the Alma-Ata Declaration, Canada affirmed that: The existing gross inequality in the health status of the people particularly between developed and…

PHA4: Apply for a travel scholarship to attend the PHA4

PHA4: Apply for a travel scholarship to attend the PHA4

The 4th People’s Health Assembly (PHA4) will be in Savar, Bangladesh from November 15-19, 2018. People’s Health Movement-North America has funding to offer three travel subsidies of up to 1000 Euros each to those wanting to make the trip to Bangladesh for the Assembly. The funds will be used to…

Communiqué from PHM-Canada to all members: April 26, 2018

PHM-Canada condemns the recent wave of repression against students and civilians perpetrated by the regime of President Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, and supports calls for the establishment of an independent inquiry into the violence and for a fully representative and participatory national dialogue.  PHM-Canada expresses its solidarity with the people…

Who will publish the eulogies for the victims of Barrick Gold?

by Sakura Saunders, Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Ben Brisbois, Donald C. Cole, Paul A. Hamel, Lori Hanson, Jamie Kneen, and Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay This column from PHM Canada and MiningWatch was originally published in Briarpatch Magazine April 24, 2018. Since Peter Munk died on March 28, Canadian media outlets have rushed to publish gushing eulogies, focussing on his philanthropy and success as a mining magnate.…

Save the date: 4th People’s Health Assembly

Save the date: 4th People’s Health Assembly

16 December – UPDATE: The PHA4 was an exciting gathering of health activists from across the globe! A delegation of attendees from PHM-NA were able to attend. You can read their reflections and more news from the PHA here. — 4 October – UPDATE: The programming committee has finalized the program…

PHM-North America calls for A Just Harvey Recovery

PHM-North America calls for A Just Harvey Recovery

PHM-North America is saddened by the ongoing disaster on the Gulf coast of the United States. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana have incurred unimaginable damage. It will take a long time to recover from the damage caused by the storm and flooding, not only…

Update: PHM-NA Regional Meeting

PHM North America held a regional meeting on August 3-4 in Decatur, Georgia. Lots of discussion led to plans for action in some key areas: environmental health justice, reproductive justice, anti-privatization/corporatization of health, and building our own capacity to work better. You can read a summary of the meeting notes…

Building a Movement For Health: a tool for (health) activists

Building a Movement For Health: a tool for (health) activists

NEW! Interactive tool PHM has developed an online tool to learn more about the key practices for movement building identified in the text version: RELATIONSHIPS AND VALUES ORGANISATION AND STRATEGY VISIBLE ACTIONS PARTICIPATION NETWORKING LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE Check out the new online tool and all of the case studies used…

Review of Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

PHM-Canada submitted our arguments in late December 2016 to the federal panel reviewing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act here. We are waiting to hear what the panel’s final recommendations are before deciding how to respond in partnership with a broad swathe of environmental organizers across the country.