Ontario Health Coalition Mass Joint Statement on the Ontario Provincial Election, Key Health Care Issues

Ontario Health Coalition Mass Joint Statement on the Ontario Provincial Election, Key Health Care Issues

PHM Canada has signed on to a joint statement produced by the Ontario Health Coalition on the upcoming Ontario provincial election. It contains key health care issues To view the letter and to sign on, please click here.   The crisis that COVID-19 has presented, cast an unflinching light on…

Global Letter to President Ramaphosa and Prime Minister Modi Opposing WTO Plan to Undermine a True TRIPS Waiver

Global Letter to President Ramaphosa and Prime Minister Modi Opposing WTO Plan to Undermine a True TRIPS Waiver

PHM Canada has signed on to a global solidarity letter to oppose a WTO plan that would undermine a true TRIPS waiver for COVID vaccines and tests. To view the letter and to sign on, please click here. Dear President Ramaphosa and Prime Minister Modi, We are civil society organisations,…

OXFAM and CCPA Statement Addressing the Compromised TRIPS Waiver

OXFAM and CCPA Statement Addressing the Compromised TRIPS Waiver

PHM Canada has signed onto a letter/statement spearheaded by OXFAM and CCPA and sent to Ministers Ng and Champagne, addressing the compromised TRIPS waiver. Dear Ministers Ng and Champagne, Since October 2020, our organizations — together with the 80+ members of the Peoples Vaccine Alliance — have supported the proposal…

Civil Society Open Letter to the WTO Director General

Civil Society Open Letter to the WTO Director General

  PHM Canada has signed onto an open letter to the WTO Director General asking for them to deliver a credible response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the form of a TRIPS waiver proposal that addresses concerns about the impact of intellectual property on timely and affordable access to medical…

Equitable Health Services, Re-thinking SDGs, and Economic Systems in THE WORLD WE WANT

Equitable Health Services, Re-thinking SDGs, and Economic Systems in THE WORLD WE WANT

For the 2022 Prince Mahidol Awards Conference (PMAC 2022), PHM organized a side meeting to examine different aspects of the world we envisage. During the meeting, PHM premiered three short videos (funded by PMAC) to put forth that vision–one that takes into consideration community-based, publicly funded and provided health services;…

UNLOCKING EQUITABLE ACCESS TO COVID-19 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES

UNLOCKING EQUITABLE ACCESS TO COVID-19 HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES

PHM Canada, along with other organizations, signed onto a letter (seen below) sent to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD) to act on vaccine apartheid as a product of racism and colonialism. The letter asks for urgent action appeal on Covid-19 vaccines…

Urgent human rights appeal to Canada to support the TRIPS waiver at WTO

Urgent human rights appeal to Canada to support the TRIPS waiver at WTO

PHM Canada signed onto a letter (seen below) of their failure to sign onto a temporary waiver of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) for technologies related to preventing the Covid-19 virus. The letter was addressed to Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion…

#TRIPSwaiver Now! – Week of action at German consulates across US

#TRIPSwaiver Now! – Week of action at German consulates across US

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting President Biden next week, and it may be our best chance to put pressure on her to support a waiver of the World Trade Organization’s TRIPS rules to unlock the intellectual property barriers now limiting global access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Read more from Public Citizen.…

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…

Vigils for Global Access to COVID-19 Vaccines & Treatments

From Citizens’ Trade Campaign Please join us at an upcoming vigil remembering those who have died of COVID-19 and calling for the global access to vaccines and treatments that’s needed to help save millions of lives and end the pandemic. While increasing numbers of Americans are being vaccinated against COVID-19,…