News & Analysis

Linda, the Africa outreach coordinator attended the 3rd congress of ASHGOVNET which focused on “Fostering Capacity for Health Governance and Leadership with a focus upon Health Workforce Development” from 28 to 30 November in Uganda. The Human Resources for Health crisis is major concern in the region and the discussions at the meeting looked at strengthening regional strategies in place such as the...
From November 14 to the 19th Claudio was in Buenos Aires representing PHM in the cuadriennial meeting of the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Network (escr-net). The purpose of the meeting was to look back at the achievements/shortcomings and set the lines of work for the next four years. Representatives from HR organizations from over 40 countries were in attendance (not only right to health). Presentations and...
The forthcoming WHO Executive Board, meeting in January 2017, will consider a range of new initiatives around health workforce development. This agenda item (Item 8.1) is centred around the report of the UN Secretary-General’s Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth which reported in September 2016 and the outcomes of a ministerial follow up meeting scheduled for December 2016.A major theme of the...
As the year is coming to an end the People's Health Movement South Africa, will be hosting its Annual General Meeting on 03 December 2016 in Cape Town.For those in Cape Town, kindly save the date 03 December 2016, time from 0930hrs.An invitation with the venue details and directions will follow soon.Please note that local transport and child care will be made available upon requires.Refreshments will be served after...
Today the People's Health Movement South Africa stands in solidarity with the The Gauteng Community Health Care Forum (GCHCF) who are protesting against the continuing disregard of Community Healthcare Workers' (CHWs) labour rights by the Gauteng Department of Health (DoH).Community health workers (CHWs) form the backbone of the primary health care system. Research and experience from a growing number of countries...
Statement from PHM-USA in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux nation in current protests against extractive practices on their lands—a pipeline which will threaten their primary source of water. —We support the Standing Rock Sioux’s struggle to stop the Dakota Access PipelineHundreds of people, water protectors, have peacefully gathered at the Camp of the Sacred Stone in North Dakota to support...