KAPLET designed a Right to Health and Healthcare Advocacy project in six out of forty seven counties of Kenya so as to assist community activists’, local grassroots’ organizations, women organizations, youth organizations, community leaders and religious leaders, to put the right to health into practice so as to allow everyone, regardless of who they are, where they live in or what health problems they have, to be able to receive help and treatment and also to challenge these problems by mobilizing people into advocacy campaigns on the social determinants of health, and supporting people li
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.
People's Health Movement South Africa (PHMSA) welcomes the reappointment of Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa's Minister of Health. We applaud his commitment to the health of the nation and to the principles of Primary Health Care.
The People’s Health Movement of South Africa marches today in solidarity with TAC for the issues raised in the memorandum. We believe that the achievements made in the treatment of HIV/AIDS and TB stand to be eroded by ongoing problems in our public facilities such as drug stock outs, corruption, poor infrastructure and lack of staffing.
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.
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.
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.
The South African national newspaper has published a report on accessing health care during the farmworkers strike submitted by volunteers of PHM South Africa together with Women on Farms Project and several farm workers! The Department of Health will be publishing a response in next weeks edition of the newspaper.
The People’s Health movement of South Africa notes with sadness and anger the heartbreaking stories of health system failures documented the report by TAC and Section 27 in the Eastern Cape. We know that this is not only an Eastern Cape problem but a symptom of a greater crisis affecting the public health sector nationally.
The WHO AFRO Regional committee meeting is currently taking place in Congo Brazzaville. It started on the 2nd and will end on the 6th of September 2013. A team of WHO watchers is attending the meeting and watching the process. The watchers include PHM Ghana, PHM Congo and MMI representatives. This is the first time that that WHO watchers have attended the meeting to watch the process.