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PHM Kenya - Health for All Campaigns 2013 – 2014.

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Mon, 07/28/2014

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

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PHM South Africa condemns the arrest of community health workers in the Free State and calls for their formal employment within the health system

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Fri, 07/11/2014

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.

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PHM South Africa: Comment on the reappointment of Dr Aaron Motsoaledi as South Africa's Minister of Health

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Fri, 05/30/2014

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.

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PHM SA Supports The TAC Health Care Service March

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Fri, 03/14/2014

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.

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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 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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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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Declaration of People's Health Movement Benin during the World pneumonia and diabetes days

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Wed, 11/20/2013

THE NINE MILLION POTENTIAL DIABETICS WE ARE!
(12 and 14 November 2013)

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PHM East Africa: Kampala Call to Action

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Thu, 10/31/2013

 

Kampala Call to Action - CLICK HERE for the pdf version.

Preamble

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PHM South Africa: Access to health care during farmworkers strike - newspaper article

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Mon, 10/28/2013

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.

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Statement of The People’s Health Movement -SA for the march to Bisho of the 13 September 2013

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Fri, 09/13/2013

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.

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PHM watches Africa Regional Committee of WHO: AFRO

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Thu, 09/05/2013

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.

 

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PHM Niger: Engaging young people in the struggle for health!

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Wed, 09/04/2013

PHM Niger is planning for a training on health activism and the Right to Health aiming to set up a Health for All Campaign and engaging young people in the struggle for health in Niger!

Click on the image below for the terms of reference for such training - the document is in French

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