PHM Global Newsletter

Check out PHM Global News December 2013 - February 2014 with news on IPHU Thessaloniki, Inspiring health activists in Brazil, the PHM India's Health Manifesto and much more!

New PHM contribution on Global Governance for Health

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.

Honoring Miguel Marquez, founder of ALAMES

“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.”

Latest News and Analysis

The People’s Health Movement of South Africa marches today in solidarity with TAC for the issues raised in the memorandum. We believe that the achievements made in the treatment of HIV/AIDS and TB stand to be eroded by ongoing problems in our public...
People’s Health Movement of Sri Lanka (PHM – SL) commemorated the Women’s Day on 17th March 2014 at the Nagarodaya Centre, Colombo 8.  Ms Padma Pushpakanthi took the Chair and Ms Menu Nilukshika conducted the event.  It marked as a historical...
Of all the issues currently being negotiated on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, none are more important than the ability of patients to get life-saving medicines at affordable prices, which many fear may be a victim of the agreement.If you or...
Dozens of activists from across Europe gathered in Brussels on 12 and 13 March for a conference and action against the free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States, organized by Alter Summit, Seattle 2 Brussels Network, Blockupy...
People's Health Movement in Greece is participating in the European week of mobilisation for the Right to Health organising an open meeting entitled "Health" an undiscutable right or a commodity?" the 2nd of April.The program and flyer are both in Greek
For some Brazilian students holiday time is a moment to keep learning about health for all. Twice a year, during holiday seasons, the Ver-SUS takes place, providing opportunity for students to experience the reality of the Brazilian Health System.This...

Latest Campaign Updates

Be part of "Health for All - The Campaign" now promoted in Global Health Weekly.CLICK HERE for the full PDF!
 In 2010 a commission was formed to evaluate the Right to Health campaign with the aim to build a second phase of this campaign which would focus on mobilization and movement building towards achieving the Alma Ata goal of Health for All. This...
The issue of abortion rights has been perennially fraught with numerous conflicts, ranging from outright opposition or criminalisation, to sex-selective or eugenic abortions, to using it as a means of family planning or population control. Abortion has...
Tara Ballav adhikari 1 , Shiva Raj Mishra 2Nepal has passed through series of upheavals. It never had smoother time in history and escaped from engulf of British Empire, fought against patron of Rana rulers and out rooted monarchy. Feudalistic society...
Claudio, on behalf of PHM, participated in the Vienna +20 civil society and official UN meetings in Vienna in June. Vienna+20 celebrated 20 years from the historic Vienna Declaration and Plan of Action on human rights.Although much was achieved in these...
Chiara from PHM Italy, is part of the Italian Observatory on Global Health. They published following article on UHC:Universal Health Coverage is likely to become the backbone on which the health development agenda beyond 2015 will be constructed. To...