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,…

PHM-USA: For a more equitable society, a just response to coronavirus

Every day in the United States, the coronavirus continues to spread. Even for the strongest of health systems, this health crisis would present a multitude of challenges. But in the US, where healthcare is primarily delivered by profit hungry conglomerates and there is a lack of investment in preventive and…

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…

Civil society commends, critiques Global Action Plan on SDG3

Civil society commends, critiques Global Action Plan on SDG3

An incredible amount of human and financial resources are directed towards international health programs. For example, total U.S. global health funding was $11 billion in 2019 alone. A large part of these resources goes to bilateral and multilateral organizations, such as the World Health Organiztaion, UNAIDS or the UN Development…

David Sanders (1945-2019): An inspiration in the struggle for Health for All

David Sanders (1945-2019): An inspiration in the struggle for Health for All

  Write your tribute for Prof. David Sanders and read those from others here. It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing away of our comrade Prof. David Sanders, a beloved colleague, friend, mentor and activist. David passed away on 30th August after a heart attack. He was…

“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…

Declaration of the 4th People’s Health Assembly

Declaration of the 4th People’s Health Assembly

Our vision is of a world in which equity between and within countries is achieved and health for all is a reality. We reaffirm that health results from social, economic and environmental justice.

PHA4: “The current global and political regime…is the greatest threat to the health of people and planet”

PHA4: “The current global and political regime…is the greatest threat to the health of people and planet”

PHA4: report, key issues and demands The People’s Health Assembly (PHA), is organised approximately every 5 to 7 years by the People’s Health Movement (PHM), a global network of grassroots health activists, civil society organisations and academic institutions. The 4th PHA was hosted by PHM-Bangladesh from November 15 to 19, 2018…

PHM-USA joins 600+ groups urging Congress to address climate change

PHM-USA joined over 600 groups signing on to a letter delivered to Congress urging them to: Halt all fossil fuel leasing, phase out all fossil fuel extraction, and end fossil fuel and other dirty energy subsidies. Transition power generation to 100% renewable energy. Expand public transportation and phase out fossil…