Vigils for Global Access to COVID-19 Vaccines & Treatments

From Citizens’ Trade Campaign Please join us at an upcoming vigil remembering those who have died of COVID-19 and calling for the global access to vaccines and treatments that’s needed to help save millions of lives and end the pandemic. While increasing numbers of Americans are being vaccinated against COVID-19,…

PHM-USA joins in Call for Biden to provide sanctions relief for the people of Iran

PHM-USA joins in Call for Biden to provide sanctions relief for the people of Iran

At least 60,000 Iranians have died as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. While not all of these deaths can be attributed to any one cause, broad-based, suffocating U.S. sanctions have served only to exacerbate a terrible situation. Whatever the result of ongoing Iran deal talks, which include sanctions negotiations,…

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…

PHM-USA Joins 400+ U.S. Groups Calling on President Biden to Support COVID-19 WTO Waiver

PHM-USA Joins 400+ U.S. Groups Calling on President Biden to Support COVID-19 WTO Waiver

Patent monopolies on COVID-19 medical tools are preventing equitable access to life-saving treatments for this disease worldwide, including vaccines. The U.S., along with other rich countries, is blocking a proposal at the World Trade Organization (WTO) that would lift these patent monopolies, and in doing so is preventing the ramping…

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…

PHM Unmasks the Problem: Solidarity through Community Mask Production

PHM Unmasks the Problem: Solidarity through Community Mask Production

The efforts of these activists were not just about the masks themselves but also about building community and care. As governments failed with PPE distribution as the pandemic took hold, communities were taking matters into their own hands. PHM North America spoke to three activists in Massachusetts, Quebec, and Pennsylvania…

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…

Building Campaigns Against Privatization of Health Services – A virtual learning series

Building Campaigns Against Privatization of Health Services – A virtual learning series

  Join PHM-North America for a virtual course to share and strategize with health activists from across the globe and build your campaign to resist privatization of health services!     Building community & campaigns   From examples around the world, PHM-North America has been learning how to build successful…

APHA 2020 Annual Meeting: PHM-NA Recommended Sessions & Activities

APHA 2020 Annual Meeting: PHM-NA Recommended Sessions & Activities

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s APHA Annual Meeting & Expo is going virtual! But many PHM-NA activists and affiliated organizations will again be at this year’s Meeting to discuss the pressing challenges we face across the globe that threaten the right to health. Below, you can find a list of…

Campaign Launch: Global Cooperation to End the Pandemic

Campaign Launch: Global Cooperation to End the Pandemic

PHM-USA joins Justice is Global and other partners to call for global cooperation to end the pandemic. We can stop the suffering and the disruptions to people’s lives and our economies due to COVID-19, but we need countries around the world to work together to make that happen. Government leaders…