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…

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,…

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-USA condemns inhumane treatment of migrants and refugees

PHM-USA condemns inhumane treatment of migrants and refugees

  Capitalism–in the form of free trade agreements– make living conditions in Centroamérica unbearable. Capitalism–in the form of oil wars–leave thousands and thousands without a home… Migrants and refugees leave harsh and dangerous conditions in their own countries to seek safety and a better life abroad. However, they are increasingly met…

Save the date: 4th People’s Health Assembly

Save the date: 4th People’s Health Assembly

16 December – UPDATE: The PHA4 was an exciting gathering of health activists from across the globe! A delegation of attendees from PHM-NA were able to attend. You can read their reflections and more news from the PHA here. — 4 October – UPDATE: The programming committee has finalized the program…

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…