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 assessment: Strengthening public health systems key to achieving health for all

Civil society assessment: Strengthening public health systems key to achieving health for all

The UN High Level Meeting (HLM) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) will take place on September 23rd, 2019 at the UN General Assembly in New York, USA. The theme of the meeting, “Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World”, will be discussed among political figures, health leaders,…

PHM-USA denounces Trump administration attacks on sexual and reproductive health

PHM-USA denounces Trump administration attacks on sexual and reproductive health

  Women’s human rights include the rights to equality, to dignity, autonomy, information and bodily integrity, and respect for private life and the highest attainable standard of health, including sexual and reproductive health, without discrimination; as well as the right to freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.…

“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…

PHM-USA and HAI condemn US atrocities at southern border, stand in solidarity with migrants and asylum seekers

PHM-USA and HAI condemn US atrocities at southern border, stand in solidarity with migrants and asylum seekers

In the current climate of widespread political, environmental, and economic turmoil, the People’s Health Movement-USA (PHM-USA) and Health Alliance International (HAI) stand in solidarity with the thousands of migrants escaping unlivable circumstances in their home countries. We support their right to a safe and just process for seeking refuge or…

PHM-USA Joins in Calling for US Unalienable Rights Commission to be Disbanded

PHM-USA Joins in Calling for US Unalienable Rights Commission to be Disbanded

Along with over 400 organizations and networks, former senior government officials, faith-based leaders, scholars and educators, and advocates, PHM-USA objects to the Commission on Unalienable Rights and its stated purpose, it’s make-up, and the process by which it commenced and is moving forward.

DGH General Assembly 2019 – Healing Justice: Undoing Borders that Divide Us

DGH General Assembly 2019 – Healing Justice: Undoing Borders that Divide Us

The 24th Annual Doctors for Global Health (DGH) General Assembly will be held August 2-4, 2019 in Tucson, AZ, with an optional border tour on August 1. This year’s theme is Healing Justice: Undoing Borders That Divide Us. Speakers, discussions, and sessions will focus on the experiences, health and human rights issues…

PHM calls for international community to stand against targeting of health workers in Palestine

PHM-USA strongly condemns the US government’s massive support of the Israeli occupation forces in Palestine. Without such support, the lives of thousands of Palestinian children, women, and men could have been saved and the devastating amount of injuries, disabilities, and psychological trauma could have been prevented. We join with the…

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…

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…