The People's Health Movement is preparing for watching the 140th meeting of the Executive Board (EB140) taking place from 23rd January to 1st February 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.
PHM believes that the World Health Organisation (WHO) is the legitimate space for global health policy making. Through the WHO Watch initiative, PHM intervenes in the discussion of WHO's key decisions making bodies and brings the voice of the movements struggling for Health for All to the forefront. In addition, we use this opportunity to organise a capacity building workshop for activists interested in the politics of global health governance. To know more about PHM's WHO Watch Initiative, see the video here, or visit our website here.
We are in the early stages of putting together the Watch. We hope to get more and new watchers from around the world involved, consult with country circles on key issues, and develop a solid commentary on issues of interest discussed at the meetings.
The London People’s Health Movement (PHM), in collaboration with local organisations in East London, and the UK and European PHM, invite you to attend a People’s Health Assembly (PHA) on the 7th – 9th October, 2016.
This is the text of the public letter that PHM has officially sent to the government and university authorities in Turkey. Cape Town, September 9th 2016
We, the People's Health Movement, stand in solidarity with our friends and colleagues in Turkey who are suffering from not only threats, but also prosecution after standing for the just cause of peace. As a global movement for the right to health active in more than 70 countries around the world, we are particularly concerned with the unjust treatment that our colleagues are facing, including severe restriction of their right to speech and of free movement, and more broadly for the silencing of critical voices that are so relevant in defending and promoting right to health of the population.
We have learned that, in the latest mass purge that occurred the night of September 1st, members of “Academics for Peace” and Education and of the Science Workers Union (Eğitim-SEN) have been permanently removed from their positions in public higher education institutions. More than 41 signatories of the peace petition “We will not be a party to this crime” were deemed “supporters of terrorism” and banned from public service, alongside with more than 40,000 public service employees. Dismissed under the conditions of the state of emergency, they will neither be able to appeal the decision nor to work in the public sector for a lifetime; their passports will also be revoked. Read the full letter and click link to the original call
Urgent call for solidarity