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…

Lancet series on Canada and Global Health: PHM Canada’s response

PHM Canada members responded to The Lancet series on Canada and global health: In the Lancet Series on Canada’s global health role (April 28, p 1736), Stephanie A Nixon and colleagues perpetuate liberal myths about Canadian nation-building and foreign policy, proffering an uncritical historical assessment of the country’s global health…

Sweden: Occupy our hospitals!

PHM-North America had an exciting conversation with Simone Granberg, Sebastian Gunnesson, and Mia Appelbäck, from Sweden, who are fighting back against their government’s decisions to cut health services in their communities. Mia is a physician and activist with PHM-Scandinavia. Simone and Sebastian have participated in years-long occupations of their local hospitals in the…

Rest in Power, Dr. Amit Sengupta

Click here to read tributes to Dr. Amit Sengupta from colleagues, comrades, and friends from across the globe and to contribute your own. From People’s Health Movement Steering Council and Global Secretariat: It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing away of our dear comrade Dr. Amit Sengupta, a…

News from the 4th People’s Health Assembly!

News from the 4th People’s Health Assembly!

From November 16-19, health activists from across the globe gather in Savar, Bangladesh for the 4th People’s Health Assembly (PHA4). The Assembly is a unique space where civil society organizations and networks, social movements, academia and others strengthen solidarity, share experiences, learn from each other, and strategize together for future…

NEW! Online tool for movement building

NEW! Online tool for movement building

PHM has a new online tool available! An interactive guide to key practices for movement building collected from social movements across the globe engaged in the struggle for health.  The struggle for health and social justice has a long and proud history that has been driven by diverse social movements…

APHA 2018 Annual Meeting: PHM-NA recommended events & sessions

APHA 2018 Annual Meeting: PHM-NA recommended events & sessions

  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 shining a bright light on issues of health and human rights. We will be discussing a wide range of topics from a right to health perspective,…

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…