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Small victories on the long road to the right to health

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Seven years ago, the Lapanday Agricultural and Development Corporation (Ladeco) filed charges against Philippine health activist Dr. Romeo Quijano for exposing the ominous effects of the pesticide use on the company's banana plantation. Finally, Dr. Quijano, president of Pesticide Action Network Philippines, and his daughter Ilang-Ilang were vindicated by the court. In Eqypt, a campaign of local and international health activists, was able to thwart the government's plan to impose a new health care reform law which would have been tantamount to privatization.

Unique Training Opportunity for People’s Health Activists

IPHU and PHM in association with Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK) invite applications for the next IPHU short course for health activists. Entitled the “Struggle for Health”, the course will be held at the People’s Health Center of Gonoshasthaya Kendra, Savar, Bangladesh from 12th – 23rd November 2007. Furthermore, Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK), in association with PHM and the IPHU, invites people’s health activists from around the world to apply for one of five 2007 GK Fellowships.

Boycott Novartis campaign


Drug Action Forum - Karnataka, India - an independent, not for profit, NGO campaigning for rational drugs has launched "Novartis Boycott" campaign.

PHM newsbrief 20: PHM and primary health care

Newsbrief 20 is specifically aimed at the World Health Assembly. There has always been a PHM presence at the WHA. In fact three years back, PHM had the largest independent NGO presence there. WHA is an ideal occasion to lobby, meet important people in WHO and from the country delegations and raise queries of topical importance. Our Press Releases are widely circulated and reproduced.

POLITICS: U.S. Social Forum Forges Common Ground

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ATLANTA, Jul 2 (IPS) - In all, the crowds were huge, the workshops passionate and inspiring, and participants made ideological, relational and personal gains, both large and small.

The U.S. Social Forum wrapped up Sunday in the southern city of Atlanta with a People's Assembly, where civil society and native leaders read declarations on the meeting's main issues: Gulf Coast reconstruction in the post-Katrina era; militarism and the prison industrial complex; indigenous, sexual and immigrant rights; and labour struggles in the global economy.

First the life and the health

The PHM-LA manifests its unconditional back to the fair, peaceful, cheerful rising of the communities of the Ecuador against the mining transnational. The PHM-LA, considers that the rising organized by the National Coordinator of Defense of the Life and the Sovereignty, responds to the urgent necessity of rescuing the national sovereignty and the homeland for all and all.

The People's Health Movement at the 60th World Health Assembly

At the 60th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, representatives of the People's Health Movement (PHM) are engaging WHO staff and representatives of member countries in order to bring the people's health issues to the fore.