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Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert testifies about the hell of Gaza

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Wed, 07/30/2014

Professor Mads Gilbert is a Norwegian emergency physician who gained international fame for his support to the Palestinian people. From the Al-Shifa hospital in besieged Gaza, he challenged Obama to spend one night in the hospital during the murderous Israeli bombing campaign. After two weeks working in the war zone, he left Gaza last Monday. On the way back home, he made a stopover in Brussels to testify about his experience.

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Wim De Ceukelaire
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Il Teatro Valle Bene Comune è salutare! Un’esperienza sociale sperimentale di promozione della salute e del benessere di una comunità.

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Sun, 08/10/2014

Il Teatro Valle Occupato è un corpo utopico collettivo. Lotta per la diffusione del pensiero critico, il reddito di cittadinanza, il diritto alla vita degna e l'accesso ai saperi per tutti.

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Medici Senza Camice
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LLAMADA PARA ACTIVISTAS A REUNIR CON EL OBSERVATORIO DE LA OPS

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Fri, 08/08/2014

Círculos del MSP en América Latina y América del Norte se están preparando para otra ronda del Observatorio de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS), durante  la Reunión del Consejo Directivo de este año. La reunión será el 29 de septiembre al 3 de octubre en Washington, DC.

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PHM India: Online petition : Don't Downsize Rajasthan's Free Medicines and Free Diagnostics Schemes

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Mon, 08/04/2014

While the NDA Govt. in its maiden union budget has called for Universal Health Care and free medicines and diagnostics, on the contrary the Free Medicines and Diagnostics Schemes of Rajasthan are literally being downsized. While there were already some indications of this downsizing of the schemes to be undertaken by the Vasundhara Raje Govt., now it is vividly clear that it is finally happening. The Govt.

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PHM UK: The ‘War’ Without Bullets - The 2nd National Health Assembly

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Mon, 07/14/2014

From behind owls-eye spectacles, Cathy McCormack’s diminutive frame breathlessly declaims: “We are fighting a war without bullets”.

In many ways this feisty wee woman — who from her days living in a Glasgow council estate now campaigns for healthy housing and against poverty– best sums up the People’s Health Movement (PHM) and what it symbolizes today.

It’s about the little man trying to make things right; the battle between David and Goliath. It’s about fighting injustice despite all the odds.

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PHM South Africa condemns the arrest of community health workers in the Free State and calls for their formal employment within the health system

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Fri, 07/11/2014

The People's Health Movement condemns the arrest of over 100 community health workers and Treatment Campaign activists in the Free State on Wednesday at the instigation of the MEC for health while they were staging a peaceful protest about their poor conditions of service after not having been paid for 2 months.

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2nd UK People’s Health Assembly held in Scotland, April 2014.

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Thu, 07/03/2014

From the moment people starting registering there was a buzz - people reconnecting with friends and colleagues from way back, Scottish delegates chatting to those who ventured north from England, students discussing what they are doing with more experienced colleagues, and already and informally, personal stories of activism.

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No to corporate power!

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Thu, 07/03/2014

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.

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PHM Brazil Receives Special Visitor

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Wed, 07/02/2014

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.

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PHM Philipines: Commercialisation of health care is leaving the poor behind

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Sat, 06/21/2014

In the Philippines, 28 women out of 100 do not enjoy skilled attendance during delivery, a situation that shows a glaring lack of access to healthcare (World Bank data).

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