June 24-26, Claudio Schuftan, PHM representative on the global Steering Committee of the PHM, attended a meeting organized by FIAN and TNI (Transnational Institute) to discuss the role and responsibilities of TNCs in the food sector, to prepare the strategy towards the upcoming International Conference on Nutrition (ICN+2, November 2014) and to accompany and lobby for the Human Rights Council vote on setting up a workgroup to regulate TNCs' resposibilities in the future. The resolution was approved and it was a reason for celebration.
Bolivian doctor Vivian Camacho, member of the People's Health Movement, was in Brazil last April. She visited many cities in several states, exchanging experiences and promoting health. There were many powerful encounters with PHM activists and other health movements, with universities, and with health care workers. From Fortaleza, northeastern Brazil, where she attended the Congress of the Rede Unida, to Porto Alegre, southern end of the country, Vivian participated in various activities, also passing through the states of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.
PHM-USA was present at the Left Forum held in New York City at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY) from May 31-June 2. The Left Forum is the largest gathering of the U.S. Left and examines a variety of topics such as health, labor unions, racism, sexism and the environment, through a progressive lens. With up to 6,000 people attending this year, the theme of the conference was Reform and/or Revolution: Imagining a World with Transformative Justice.
People's Health Movement South Africa (PHMSA) welcomes the reappointment of Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa's Minister of Health. We applaud his commitment to the health of the nation and to the principles of Primary Health Care.
Attached is the summary of the discussions and key decisions from the two -day meeting on ‘Emerging issues and action plan for nationalization of health care and reorienting health activism’ held on 11th and 12th May, 2014 at ISI, Bangalore by JAAK (the People's Health Movement Karnatake India)
What is the TTIP? On 17 June 2013, the European Commission announced the start of negotiations for a far-reaching trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) or Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA). A sixth negotiation round is planned in July 2014 in Brussels. The TTIP is to liberalise trade and investment between the EU and the US, which together make up 40% of global economic output. What is called “the biggest trade deal in the world” is aimed to be finalized by the end of 2014.