التجمع الثالث لصحة الشعوب - كيب تاون - جنوب أفريقيا 6-11 يوليو 2012
After having travelling from Bangladesh to Cuenca, the People’s Health Assembly will land in Cape Town South Africa!
We look forward welcoming you all from 6 to 11 July 2012 to celebrate the movement and find a way forward in achieving Health For All!
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THE PEOPLE'S HEALTH ASSEMBLY
The People's Health Assembly draws in civil society organizations and networks, social movements, academia and other stakeholders from around the globe. It provides a unique space for strengthening solidarity, sharing experiences, mutual learning and joint strategizing for future actions. It is an assembly for and by people's rather than an international event organized by global structures. The first PHA was held in Savar, Bangladesh in 2000 and was attended by more than 1500 people. The People’s Charter for Health the PHM’s, founding document, was developed and endorsed at this Assembly. The second PHA was held in Cuenca, Ecuador in 2005 and attended by 1492 people. The Cuenca Declaration, issued at the conclusion of this Assembly, was designed to provide a strategic vision for the PHM.
The Third Peoples Health Assembly is to be held in Cape Town, South Africa (6-11 July 2012) and will take place at the University of the Western Cape.
PHM ACTIVITIES PRECEEDING PHA3
The Assembly will be preceded by:
1. A 2-week training course ‘Struggle for Health’ (24 June – 4 July 2011). The course will be organized within the framework of the PHM's International People's Health University (IPHU) and it will accommodate around 50 young health activists from across the global with a majority drawn from Sub-Saharan Africa.
2. A South African National Health Assembly (5-6 July 2012) which will focus on national issues and in particular the proposed national health insurance for South Africa. International participants will also be invited to participate in the national assembly.
After the Assembly, the PHM will use the framework of its Right to Health Campaign (RTHC) to consolidate policy dialogue among different actors at national level around strengthening health systems, addressing social determinants of health and democratising governance for health. Implementation will differ in countries:
- depending on the strength of the civil society organizations / networks and their organizing ability to have an impact as well as the political space for the civil society to engage with high level policy development; and
- the urgent need for such a policy dialogue in some countries in which there is an ongoing process to draft new legislation.
The objectives of the Assembly and associated activities include:
- To increase the capacity of health civil society activists to engage with and intervene in the policy making process, to monitor and drive policy implementation and to ensure accountability in the functioning of health systems;
- To create opportunities for constructive dialogue, planning and mobilization around health and the broader social determinants of health, involving a broad range of stakeholders; and
- To create sustainable structures and dynamics, both within and outside the health sector, that will continue to drive coordinated action to secure universal and equitable access to health and health care.
- To strengthen and build a global People’s Health Movement by reflecting on activities and progress and to plan and consolidate future programmes and activities of PHM ensuring these are reflective of needs (progressing our own flagship projects)
WHO WILL ATTEND
Around 1200 participants from across the globe are expected to attend the Assembly, particularly from low and middle income countries. Participants will be mobilized through country and regional mobilization processes leading up to the Assembly. Participants will include represents civil society organizations / networks (including non-governmental organization, community-based organizations, trade unions, professional associations, etc.); governments, intergovernmental bodies, academic institutions, etc. The pre-Assembly mobilization process aims to engage active civil society especially at the grassroots level. The PHM global structures aim to mobilize resources to support around 30% of participants especially from Sub-Saharan Africa. This financial sponsorship will allow the representation of grassroots and community based organizations, indigenous populations and other marginalized groups.
The main thematic axes of PHA-3 are:
1. The Global Political and Economic context of health
2. Social and Physical Environments that destroy or promote health
3. Uuniversal coverage and equity in comprehensive and integrated health systems
4. Beyond the Crisis: Mobilizing for Health for All
The organization of the PHA-3 aims at providing the largest possible space for sharing experiences, mutual learning and strategizing for future action.