On the 26th of May, the People’s Health Movement in the Philippines joined various health and urban poor groups in condemning the on-going negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Philippines for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA). The EU-Philippines FTA will not provide anything new but rather more of the same neoliberal policies that have been detrimental to health. Read the full PHM Phillippines statement on EU_Phillipines FTA and other statements (HEAD Press Release on FTA and EU PHIL FTA CHD statement May 25, 2016) released in relation to the mass action.
Click to view the video of the mass action against the EU_Philippines Free Trade Agreement.
Watchers from the People's Health Movement (PHM) and the Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) are watching the World Health Organization this week (23rd May-28th May) as member countries debate on diverse issues that impact on global health. Watchers are making statements in the Assembly on issues of interest to PHM, distributing policy briefs on selected issues, advocating PHM's key concerns with country delegates and providing a live commentary as the events at the WHA unfold. A detailed commentary was distributed to WHA delegates before the commencement of the Assembly. In the week prior to the Assembly Watchers have been through an intensive workshop where they have debated, discussed and digested the entire WHA agenda.
For more details of the WHO Watch program see here.
The People’s Health Movement (PHM) in Canada and in the United States invite you to a people’s health assembly on 15 August 2016 in Montréal, Québec. This meeting will happen immediately after the World Social Forum in Montreal, which we hope will inspire us, and give us concrete ideas for the work ahead to build the movement for health justice in North America.
We all work in many different ways on health justice: from campaigns for access to healthcare for undocumented migrants, to monitoring the impacts of extractive industries on communities; from fighting the hold of corporate interests on medical research, to the impacts of the prison-industrial complex on the health of marginalised people. However, in our diverse and disparate ways, our common focus is clear – the right to a dignified health for all!
In this spirit, we invite you and your colleagues to this opportunity for us to come together to reflect, to strategise and to plan our ways forward in collaboration and in solidarity with each other to build this vision for health justice in North America.
Click on the link for more information PHM USA& PHM Canada People's Health Assembly 2016
Older PHM Actions
- Objection note: PHM Brazil and the Women for Health at the University(MUSAs) reject the current impeachment procedures
- People’s Health Movement (PHM) Europe stands with Turkish Academics for Peace
- Action day against health privatisation + International People's Health University:7-10 April in Brussels