PHM global News, July 2014

IN THIS ISSUE

  • PHM in solidarity with people in GAZA
  • PHM-Brazil receives special visitor
  • PHM-South Africa condemns the arrest of community health workers
  • PHM-US connects with US health activists at the Left Forum
  • No to Corporate Power!

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PHM supports a civil society statement calling for a stand-alone goal on EQUITY in the post-2015 development agenda

The PHM joined a large number of civil society organizations representing constituencies from all corners of the globe who are deeply alarmed by the proposal to combine the Goal 10 on Equality with other listed goals of the post-2015 developmental agenda. As the Post 2015 agenda is meant to guide development efforts over the next 15 years, it must recognize inequalities as one of the most vital issues of our time by having a clear goal to tackle inequality and by including equality-related targets into other goals. These two approaches are mutually supportive. However, without a stand-alone goal on equality to deliver this clear message, the agenda risks losing the support of individuals, organizations and communities around the world.

Read and sign onto the statement.

PHM in solidarity with the people in Gaza

The PHM strongly condemns the brutal armed attack by Israeli occupation military forces on Gaza. This aggression is in the context of a seven-year Israeli blockade of Gaza which has severely damaged Gaza’s health and sanitary infrastructure, destroyed employment opportunities and led to a severe shortage of basic necessities. During the unprecedented aggression, more than 1,900 Palestinians have been killed, more than 10,000 houses completely destroyed, more than 450,000 became refugees, more than 30 health and medical facilities paralyzed and isolated, more than 100 education facilities destroyed, 20 ambulance service vehicles bombed and 21 health workers have been killed.

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