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…

ALMA-ATA at 40: Civil Society Continues the Commitment to Health for All

by Leigh K. Haynes and Julia Robinson for the Health and Human Rights Journal blog With the Alma-Ata Declaration, the world committed to achieving “health for all by the year 2000”, designating this “a most important world-wide social goal.” It identified primary health care as the principal strategy to reach this…

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…

PHM condemns Israeli action against Palestinian people

from the PHM global Steering Council The People’s Health Movement condemns in the strongest terms recent Israeli violent actions against Palestinian people in the Gaza strip and in the West Bank, in particular the unrestrained use of force, including lethal means, against peaceful protesters, journalists and medical personnel. We pay…

PHM Global statement in solidarity with the people of Nicaragua

The People’s Health Movement (PHM) expresses its solidarity with the people of Nicaragua, with the student movement, the youth, the elderly, the pensioners and all those who are fighting for a dignified Social Security system and for the right to live in a democratic country,  and against anti-popular economic measures, the control of the media,…

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.…