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…

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…

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

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

NEW! Interactive tool PHM has developed an online tool to learn more about the key practices for movement building identified in the text version: RELATIONSHIPS AND VALUES ORGANISATION AND STRATEGY VISIBLE ACTIONS PARTICIPATION NETWORKING LEARNING FROM EXPERIENCE Check out the new online tool and all of the case studies used…

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…