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PHM background papers contributed to 'The Lancet - University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health'

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Wed, 02/12/2014

The Lancet—University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health' has been released.

This report examines power disparities and dynamics across a range of policy areas that aff ect health and that require improved global governance: economic crises and austerity measures, knowledge and intellectual property, foreign investment treaties, food security,transnational corporate activity, irregular migration, and violent conflict.

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PHM Philippines: Fighting for the right to health side by side with victims of tyfoon Haiyan

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Tue, 02/04/2014

PHM Philippines was part of an assembly where around 10,000 people from the towns affected by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in Eastern Samar, Western Samar, Northern Samar and Leyte provinces came to Tacloban City last January 24-25 to launch their alliance called People Surge.

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PHM Sri Lanka - Symposium on Human Rights, Independence of Judiciary and Health Rights.

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Fri, 01/17/2014

People’s Health Movement, Sri Lanka (PHMSL) held the above Symposium on 11 January 2014 with their member organizations which was held at the Nagarodaya Centre, Borella, Colombo 8. The hall was fully packed and all the participants listened to the proceedings enthusiastically. Dr Vinya Ariyaratne took the chair.

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PHM Delhi Secretariat internship: reflection

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Thu, 01/09/2014

The Global secretariat of People’s Health Movement (PHM) in Delhi provided me the opportunity to interact with some of the worlds’ great leaders in health advocacy, and also helped me view and analyze many important and pressing issues in health sector from a perspective, which has always been concealed from the public.

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PHM Italy: Solidarity with Migrants

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Thu, 01/02/2014

Solidarity with migrants, immediate closure of all Centres for Identification and Expulsion (CIE)

We are currently witnessing the protest by a group of desperate migrants detained in a Centre for Identification and Expulsion (CIE) in Rome. Some of the migrants have literally sewn their lips together and many others have joined the protest through hunger strikes.

This is yet another protest by migrants, forced to take extreme forms of self-harm which they see as the only way to draw attention to their situation, using media pressure to get the authorities to listen.

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PHM South Africa 2013 action - overview!

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Thu, 01/02/2014

In South Africa, the context of health and ill health in 2013 has remained intensely divided and unequal.  These problems have been highlighted in specific parts of the Eastern Cape where the state of health has been declared a crisis by local organisations and communities. Despite political promises of a new health system, we are still awaiting the government White Policy Paper on the National Health Insurance which was due in January 2012.

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Solidarietà ai migranti, chiusura immediata di tutti i CIE

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Sat, 12/28/2013

In questi giorni stiamo assistendo alla protesta esasperata di un gruppo di migranti all’interno di un Centro d’identificazione ed espulsione di Roma. L’ennesima protesta dei migranti, costretta ad assumere forme estreme di autolesionismo, unica modalità per richiamare l’attenzione e costringere le autorità, tramite la pressione mediatica, all’ascolto. 

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Declaration by the Peoples’ Health Movement of Latin America and the Caribbean

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Mon, 12/23/2013

We, the participants in the first Latin American Peoples’ Health Assembly, from 19 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean and 13 in other regions, gathered in Cuenca, Ecuador on 7-11 October 2013, in an ambience of fraternity and commitment, to debate our struggle for the right to health in the midst of the crisis in capitalist civilisation.

A dispute between two major directions for the future of humanity and the planet marked the context of the Assembly.

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PHM Chile: Planning for Summer meeting on Health

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Mon, 12/23/2013

During a trip to Chile in December, Claudio Schuftan who is representative on the PHM global steering committee, contacted the PHM Chili focal point Enrique Barilari and asked him to call a meeting of PHM sympathizers. The same had been done last year and resulted in enthusiasm to organize a circle. This year, again a presentation of what PHM is all about was made. Although there were less people attending this time --some 15....and 80 % women-- a good discussion ensued and plans for getting organized were made right there.

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People Health Movement South Africa hosts first SA People’s Health University

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Thu, 12/19/2013

PHM SA hosted its first SAPHU in December 2013. This exciting project was inspired by the urgent need to develop a new layer of health activists in South Africa and was modelled on the tremendously successful International People’s Heath University organised by PHM Global in Cape Town in 2012.

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