#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.…

Waiver of patent monopolies on COVID-19 medical tools  – Explained

Waiver of patent monopolies on COVID-19 medical tools – Explained

We have an opportunity to give millions of people vaccines and end the pandemic everywhere, but rich countries are putting pharmaceutical profits first. As a result, millions of people in the Global South may not get access to the COVID-19 vaccine until 2024. This is not only an egregious human…

Rich countries must join the world in supporting the TRIPS waiver to end the pandemic

Rich countries must join the world in supporting the TRIPS waiver to end the pandemic

Health activists, academics, and civil society from the global north call on our governments to join the world in supporting the TRIPS waiver proposal to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines across the globe. “The intellectual property (IP) waiver proposal aims to allow countries to choose not to enforce, apply…

Call from the Global South to Rich Countries: Don’t block the TRIPS waiver proposal

Call from the Global South to Rich Countries: Don’t block the TRIPS waiver proposal

Global South urges rich countries: Lift monopolies on COVID-19 medical products PRESS RELEASE16 February 2021 Ahead of critical talks at the World Trade Organization (WTO) civil society and trade unions from the Global South are calling on rich countries’ leaders to stop blocking a proposal to waive certain intellectual property…

Day of Action to Demand a #PeoplesVaccine

Day of Action to Demand a #PeoplesVaccine

On Monday 14 December, we target Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca with demands that they share their vaccines with the world.  Call, email and tweet the CEOs of these companies to demand that they join the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Covid-19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP). Take action on December 14th to…

PHM Calls for Urgent Action on Covid-19 technologies

PHM Calls for Urgent Action on Covid-19 technologies

14 October 2020 Statement by People’s Health Movement: Urgent Call for Action on Covid-19 technologies The People’s Health Movement supports the call by the Governments of India and South Africa for the World Trade Organization to waive certain provisions of the WTO’s TRIPS Agreement so as to enable countries to…

PHM-USA Endorses the People’s Strike!

PHM-USA Endorses the People’s Strike!

Fighting for our lives, forging our future. In order to avoid the needless deaths of millions of people and keep corporations and authoritarian governments from stealing our collective future, working and oppressed peoples need to stand together in solidarity, mutual aid, cooperation and joint action. Together we can build a…

Saúde em Debate: Special edition on the People’s Health Movement

Saúde em Debate: Special edition on the People’s Health Movement

Created in 1976, Saúde em Debate (Health in Debate) aims to disseminate studies, research and reflections that contribute to the debate in the field of collective health, especially those dealing with issues related to policy, planning, management, work and evaluation in health. This Special Issue 1 of 2020 continues this…

WTO+20: Commemorating 20 years since the WTO protests in Seattle

WTO+20: Commemorating 20 years since the WTO protests in Seattle

PHM is honored to join the Washington Fair Trade Coalition and many more movements and organizations who advocate for trade justice in commemorating the 20th anniversary of the protests of the 1999 WTO Ministerial Conference in Seattle. We will gather for a day-long event of rally, teach-ins, and speeches to…

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.