Planning for the Global Health Watch 5/Préparation du Global Health Watch 5

Preparations for the Global Health Watch 5 are now underway!! A planning meeting on the Global Health Watch 5 was held in Geneva in May, making use of the presence of a number of supporting organisations who were present for the World Health Assembly. Click to read summary of the GHW5 discussion here in English and French.

It is planned for the GHW5 to be published towards the end of 2017. PHM is now seeking for inputs and suggestions regarding the contents from all the regions. The preliminary listing of contents is found in the discussions of the planning meeting held in May (Link above). Suggestions regarding chapters and possible authors are both welcome. Please send your input to Amit at [email protected] or your regional representatives. 
 
A Call for Case Studies will be circulated separately, to feed into the contents.

Mass Action in Phillipines against EU-Philippines Free Trade Agreement

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.

WHO Watch at World Health Assembly 69

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. To follow the WHA69 Watch, see www.ghwatch.org.

For more details of the WHO Watch program see here.

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