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.

Join PHM-USA & PHM-Canada People's Health Assembly in 2016

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

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As planned coordination of the global day of activities without Tobacco 2016 will be held Saturday, 4 June, 2016 at 10 am at the headquarters of the People's Health Movement in Gabon. PHM Gabon has been coordinating activities around World No...
PHM Philippines, Council for Health and Development, Health Alliance for Democracy, Alliance of Health Workers, Community Medicine Development Foundation, Kilos Bayan para sa Kalusugan and other NGOs in the health sector will hold a march rally on May 26...
Announcing a short training course for health and social activists in Tower Hamlet/East London. From 2nd – 4th June, 2016 at QMUL, Whitechapel Campus,London. For details and to download the application form, click here.
        Español      Français The People’s Health Movement in the US and in Canada continue planning for a North America People’s Health Assembly! The assembly will take place in Montreal...

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        Español      Français The People’s Health Movement in the US and in Canada continue planning for a North America People’s Health Assembly! The assembly will take place in Montreal...
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