60 health activists from 20 countries with the majority from Europe joined the training course 'Struggle for Health' focusing on political economy of health. The course is being held at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. During the first day, Prof. Alexis Benos (Greece) described the economic crisis in Greece, its implication on people's health and forms of people's resistance. The presentation showed clearly that the international monetary organizations have extended their destructive recipes to the welfare state in Europe.
PHM circles around the world are watching with concern the impact of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in the Philippines.
We are particularly concerned about the safety of poorer people living in the path of the cyclone and in the outlying islands.
We know that PHM Philippines will be at the forefront of the rescue and recovery effort.
We convey to the people of the Philippines and to our colleagues in PHM Philippines our concern and solidarity in this crisis.
Read the solidarity statement in pdf format.