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…

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,…

ALMA-ATA at 40: Civil Society Continues the Commitment to Health for All

by Leigh K. Haynes and Julia Robinson for the Health and Human Rights Journal blog With the Alma-Ata Declaration, the world committed to achieving “health for all by the year 2000”, designating this “a most important world-wide social goal.” It identified primary health care as the principal strategy to reach this…

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…