PHM background papers and case studies contributed to 'The Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health' which now has been released. This report examines power disparities and dynamics across a range of policy areas that affect health and that require improved global governance: economic crises and austerity measures, knowledge and intellectual property, foreign investment treaties, food security,transnational corporate activity, irregular migration, and violent conflict.
“Miguel Marquez, founder and distinguished member of ALAMES - one of PHM's affiliated networks - passed away Tuesday 3 February. Ecuadorian by birth, studied in Cuenca, was Dean of the Faculty and Director of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Ecuador. He worked for PAHO in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Cuba where he settled. Founder of ALAMES, medical social critic, revolutionary, committed to the struggles of people. He leaves behind an inspiring footprint for many Latin Americans.”
PHM-Philippines is part of Samahang Opersyong Sagip (SOS), a disaster response organization managed by the Council for Health and Development. A PHM delegation had a solidarity trip to the victims of tyfoon in Tacloban, met with the members of "People Surge" and rendered medical services to those are in need. The People's Surge demands government to support the affected families to build houses in the areas where they used to live in, instead of the temporary bunk houses that are far from their livelihood. It also demanded provision of seedlings of the plants and trees that contribute to their livelihood.