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Lancet Letter: Defending academic and medical independence in Turkey

Letter to the Lancet standing in solidarity with the Turkish colleagues and fellow professionals who have lost their jobs, as well as insisting that restitution of civil rights is a prerequisite for the right to health.

Click here to read the letter: Lancet letter Turkey

Lancet Letter: Defending academic and medical independence in Turkey

Letter to the Lancet standing in solidarity with the Turkish colleagues and fellow professionals who have lost their jobs, as well as insisting that restitution of civil rights is a prerequisite for the right to health.

Click here to read the letter: Lancet letter Turkey

People's Health Movement 2016 Annual Report

Since its inception in 2000, PHM has played an increasing and significant role in global health: increasing capacity of community activists to participate in global health; monitoring global health policies and governance; and providing publication and a platform for engagement, advocacy and action around health for all. Much of this work has been carried out on a limited budget, with a small secretariat, and drawing significantly on volunteers. Despite resource constraints, during the course of 2016 PHM strengthened and expanded, particularly in Europe and in West and Central Africa.

People's Health Movement 2016 Annual Report

Since its inception in 2000, PHM has played an increasing and significant role in global health: increasing capacity of community activists to participate in global health; monitoring global health policies and governance; and providing publication and a platform for engagement, advocacy and action around health for all. Much of this work has been carried out on a limited budget, with a small secretariat, and drawing significantly on volunteers. Despite resource constraints, during the course of 2016 PHM strengthened and expanded, particularly in Europe and in West and Central Africa.

PHM Europe Istanbul meeting - Final Declaration!

PHM Europe met in Istanbul, Turkey, on June 24-25. 30 people representing groups and networks in Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Turkey, UK endorsed a final declaration, that contains concrete proposals for action in solidarity and support of the Turkish Academics for Peace, as well as a road map towards 7th April 2018, a people's health day to oppose health commercialisation and reclaim health for all!

PHM/Ghana presents civil society's position to the Ghana delegates attending WHA70!

PHM Ghana, Health Services Workers' Union of TUC and other civil society organisation participated in an extensive civil society consultation of the issues to be discussed at WHA70. On the 17th of May, PHM Ghana met with the head of Ghana's delegation to WHA to present civil society's position. The position paper prepared was submitted to the Ministers office and all of Ghana's delegations including the executive secretary in Ghana who is the permanent rep to WHO Executive Board and World Health Assembly.

WHO watch at the 70th World Health Assembly

The WHO watch team began working extensively and is watching the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA70) of the World Health Organisation. To know more about the commentary of PHM for this WHA, statements and analysis to be presented on diverse issues that impact on global health visit us at:

who-track.phmovement.org/wha70 and www.ghwatch.org

 

 

PHM annouces new WHO Tracker website!!

PHM is delighted to advise the launch of PHM’s new tool for following debate in WHO governing bodies: the WHO Tracker.   

PHM GHANA Civil Society Consultation ahead of the 70th World Health Assembly

The 70th World Health Assembly will be held in Geneva from 22 - 31 May 2017. Ahead of the Assembly, PHM/Ghana convened a two-day national civil society consultation( 11 to 12 May) to review agenda items that will be coming up for consideration and prepare a civil society position paper on the key items.

New PHM publication: Interactive manual- Building a movement for health

The interactive manual "Building a movement for health" is now released! This is a tool for health activists which you can use as another tool to strengthen our action. 
 

#7april - the mobilisation for #health4all goes global

April 7th is World Health Day. The People's Health Movement calls for observing 7th April this year as 'People's Health Day'.

PHM at PMAC: Invitation for side event: 'Social inclusion for Health for All': 30 January

The People's Health Movement (PHM) invites all participants to the Prince Mahidol Award Conference (PMAC) 2017 to attend the side meeting:
 
SOCIAL INCLUSION FOR 'HEALTH FOR ALL': THE IMPERATIVES OF CIVIL SOCIETY ENGAGEMENT
Monday 30th January, 14.00-17.30, room Lotus 9 (Centara Grand at CentralWorld, Bangkok)
 

Global Health Watch 5: A Call for Case Studies

The Global Health Watch is an alternative World Health Report that incorporates the voices of marginalized people and civil society into discussions around social justice and global health.

The Global Health Watch aims to:

PHM in the book International Encyclopedia of Public Health 2017!!

People's Health Movement (PHM) Chapter published in the book International Encyclopedia of Public Health 2017 by Claudio Schuftan, Member of the Steering Council of the People’s Health Movement, Saigon, Vietnam 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

WHO Reform: Call for a global mobilization around the democratization of global health governance

WHO Reform explained!  A new paper, prepared by David Legge, of PHM's WHO Watch project, describes the current program of ‘WHO reform’; identifies the main problems being addressed and evaluates the strategies of reform.  This analysis is contextualised within the contemporary structures and dynamics of global governance.

First ever North America People’s Health Assembly (PHA) in Montreal

PHM-Canada and PHM-USA successfully carried out the first ever North America People’s Health Assembly (PHA) in Montreal on 15 August 2016.

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