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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:
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.

PHM Submission to the WHO/OHCHR High Level Working Group on Health and Human Rights

During the World Health Assembly in May this year WHO and the Office of the High Commission on Human Rights (OHCHR) announced a High Level Working Group (HLWG) on Health and Human Rights with a mandate focused largely around the Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescent's Health. On Oct 16th, the HLWG issued a call for submissions (here) seeking inputs by 6 November. The call lists the objectives of the HLWG and highlights the kinds of inputs that the WG is seeking in submissions.

PHM will be at the Health Systems Research 2016 Conference in Vancouver

The People's Health Movement will be present at the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR2016; Vancouver 14-18 November).  To all those who will attend the Symposium, please come and join PHM's activities:

Proposal to outsource WHO's functions: A PHM Response

The current round of WHO reform has critical implications for global health equity. Shortcomings in WHO’s performance have been widely discussed, most notably the delays in mounting an effective response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014.

Call for Watchers! Watching the WHO Executive Board in January 2017

The People's Health Movement is preparing for watching the 140th meeting of the Executive Board (EB140) taking place from 23rd January to 1st February 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

PHM solidarity with Turkish academics

This is the text of the public letter that PHM has officially sent to the government and university authorities in Turkey. Cape Town, September 9th 2016