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PHM Europe: TTIP will not bring health and wealth to the majority, but challenge democracy.

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Thu, 05/15/2014

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.

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PHM UK: Building a progressive health movement in a time of cuts, extreme and mounting inequalities, social disadvantage and damage

Date: 
Mon, 05/12/2014

Merseyside People’s Health Assembly

After registration and a drink in the UNITE café, the event started with introductions by the joint Chairs for the day, Chris Boyle and Val Walsh, providing background information about the  PHM and a reminder about the purpose of the Merseyside People’s Health Assembly, including the (flexible) running order for the day.

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PHM UK Assembly: Austerity and Social Exclusion

Date: 
Mon, 05/12/2014

We have had very exciting and inspiring three days with almost 100 participants- representing community health networks/ groups, academics, health practitioners and activists- who shared personal stories & experiences and engaged in discussions and strategising around health inequalities and experiences of health under an environment of austerity and marginalisation!

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PHM SA Supports The TAC Health Care Service March

Date: 
Fri, 03/14/2014

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 facilities such as drug stock outs, corruption, poor infrastructure and lack of staffing.

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TPPA: The ability of patients to get life-saving medicines: A matter of life and death

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Wed, 04/09/2014

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.

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