Save the date: 4th People’s Health Assembly

Save the date: 4th People’s Health Assembly

4 April – UPDATE: The call for proposals for self-organized activities is available here.  Sessions should be in line with the broad themes of PHA4 and the People’s Charter for Health. Each activity should be planned for 2 hours, and fees for organizing range from $2500USD (venue of 50 people) –…

PHM-North America calls for A Just Harvey Recovery

PHM-North America calls for A Just Harvey Recovery

PHM-North America is saddened by the ongoing disaster on the Gulf coast of the United States. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana have incurred unimaginable damage. It will take a long time to recover from the damage caused by the storm and flooding, not only…

Update: PHM-NA Regional Meeting

PHM North America held a regional meeting on August 3-4 in Decatur, Georgia. Lots of discussion led to plans for action in some key areas: environmental health justice, reproductive justice, anti-privatization/corporatization of health, and building our own capacity to work better. You can read a summary of the meeting notes…

Building a Movement For Health: a tool for (health) activists

Building a Movement For Health: a tool for (health) activists

By Third World Health Aid. The struggle for health and social justice has a long and proud history that has been driven by diverse social movements involving many individuals and organisations in different contexts. Today, the active role of organised civil society is more necessary than ever. While on average life…

April 7: Our Health is Not for Sale

April 7: Our Health is Not for Sale

By Health Alliance International. Day of Action: Our health is not for sale! April 7, 2017 – University of Washington, Seattle, WA The People’s Health Movement (PHM) and Health Alliance International (HAI) were thrilled to join the international Day of Action against privatization of health on April 7, 2017. Privatization of…

PHM-USA supports the Standing Rock Sioux’s struggle against extractive practices on their lands

PHM-USA supports the Standing Rock Sioux’s struggle against extractive practices on their lands

We support the Standing Rock Sioux’s struggle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Hundreds of people, water protectors, have peacefully gathered at the Camp of the Sacred Stone in North Dakota to support the Standing Rock Sioux Nation in protest of construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. In response to protests, the…

PHM at the 2016 World Social Forum

PHM at the 2016 World Social Forum

PHM friends from across the globe came together during the World Social Forum (WSF) in Montreal, Canada from August 9-14 to show our solidarity with people who struggle for social justice, equality, and human rights across the globe. PHM-North America coordinated the effort to organize a total of six sessions…

A vision for healthy trade

            “Trade agreements should generate a race to the top, not to the bottom!” At the 2016 World Social Forum, Health Alliance International, the Health and Trade Network, PHM, and colleagues from across the globe came together to highlight our struggles against unfair and undemocratic…

North America People’s Health Assembly

PHM-Canada and PHM-USA successfully carried out the first ever North America People’s Health Assembly in Montreal on 15 August 2016. Participants from across North America shared an invigorating day with each other discussing issues of common interest, sharing strategies, and developing common health and social justice framings useful for working in alliance…