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PHM East and Southern Africa position on Universal Health Coverage and Call to Action

PHM East and Southern Africa position on Universal Health Coverage and Call to Action

 

 

We, representatives of civil society activists, academics and advocates for health, have met in Nairobi, Kenya, on the 9th of April 2018 for commemoration of  World Health Day and the book launch of Global Health Watch 5 and considered the following:

  • The focus on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as a financial issue ignores the fundamental issues of health equity, quality of health care services and health as a basic human right.
  • UHC should enable everyone to access the services that address the most important causes of disease and death and ensure that the quality of those services is good enough to improve the health of the people who receive them.
  • Policies for UHC need to clearly highlight the costs, who is covered and the extent of the cover. It will enable us move from curative to prevention. Read more 

 

The Struggle for Health: an emancipatory approach in the area of neoliberal globalisation

This booklet has its origins in a meeting in autumn 2016, attended by over thirty activists, researchers and health professionals from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe and North America. After intensive discussions and debates the meeting concluded unanimously that the struggle for health is a political struggle which challenges the fundamental practices of our society and the trends which shape them. These are the chapters:

  • Globalization: Impact on people’s health
  • The social dimensions of health
  • Commodification of health: the challenge facing health systems
  • Building a global movement for health

 

Our health is not for sale! Take action on 7th of April PEOPLE'S health day!

Most of us are getting ready for action on the 7th of April, world health day. PHM renamed this as a PEOPLE’S health day.

Any initiative in the struggle for health that you may be organising during, or around, the 7th of April can be strengthened by making the link to the global mobilisation. Also, you will inspire others by sharing what you are doing and what are the main struggles in your country and region.

Add your activity to this interactive map that we can collectively use - and share - to show all the places where there will be actions. You can edit the map by yourself, or you can send the relevant information to chiara at phmovement.org.

Finally, we also prepared flyers and the logo that you may adapt to your context (if you need help, let me know!). They are currently available in EN, ES, FR, CAT, NL, IT. You can find everything (including the map) on the website of the European network against health commercialisation: http://europe-health-network.net/

Find out more watching THIS VIDEO

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