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Lecture in Vancouver--Health Care in Post-Earthquake Haiti: An evening with Donna Barry of Partners In Health

Date: 
Tue, 03/08/2011

When: Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 pm

 Where: Downtown Vancouver

Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings St. (Waterfront Skytrain) 

Organized by: Haiti Solidarity BC 
Free admission         

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Lecture in Vancouver--Public Health and Social Justice: Partners in Health reports on post-earthquake Haiti

Date: 
Tue, 03/08/2011

When: Wednesday March 23, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Where: University of British Columbia

Room 200, Hennings Bldg, 6224 Agricultural Rd , UBC, (across the Main Mall from the Student Union Building)

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PHM statement on Israel’s attack on the civilian ships carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza

Date: 
Sat, 06/05/2010

  • Download the PHM statement in PDF here.

The People’s Health Movement strongly condemns the Israeli government’s violent and premeditated attack on the civilian flotilla’s carrying peaceful activists and humanitarian aid to Gaza on 31st May 2010. 

Author/Source: 
PHM
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The Slippery Slope of Negotiations at the IGWG on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property

As the negotiations wound down to a close at the Intergovernmental Working Group on Public Health, Innovation and Intellectual Property, a familiar pattern unfolded. To the dismay of all those who saw in the IGWG an opportunity to make a real difference in a starkly iniquitous situation - a situation where medicines required the most for the world's poorest and most vulnerable populations are rarely researched or made accessible and affordable - the conclusions arrived at, may well make little or no dent in the present situation.

Chicanery and doublespeak by developed countries

Author/Source: 
All India Peoples Science Network
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Public Health Disaster Faces Northern Gaza Strip as Sewage Treatment Plant Floods Village, Killing 6

Ramallah, 27-03-07: Six Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip today, drowned in a flood of sewage that swept over the village of Um Al Nasser in the Northern Gaza Strip as the banks of a nearby waste water treatment pool burst. Two elderly women, two children and a teenage girl were amongst the dead.

Author/Source: 
PMRS
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Israelis' Cloudy Autumn & Palestinians’ Blood Rainstorm

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter."

Author/Source: 
Health Work Committees Gaza
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Iraq Health Update -- Conflict fuels Iraqi health crisis

This Update, by Kingston Reif, contains new information about the state of health and health care in Iraq. It is the latest in a series of reports in which Medact has monitored the impact of the war and has reported on its continuing effects.
This is a collection of narratives on various forms of healthcare crises that the Iraqi People face everyday, these days. "Another loud cry in a more and more deaf world!"

Author/Source: 
Kingston Reif
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People’s Health in Darfur – Dependent communities

The author wrote this article after having worked for six months as a humanitarian worker in the war-torn region of Darfur, Sudan. At present the international community is debating a possible UN intervention in Sudan. Humanitarian intervention itself, although valid in complex emergencies, has serious side effects and can even leave the community fully dependent on international aid. The article promotes ‘appropriate’ intervention with a focus on individual communities. Besides assisting the affected individuals, communities must be supported in claiming their right to health as part of a larger human rights approach, holding the duty bearers accountable for the violated and neglected health determinants.

Author/Source: 
Remco van de Pas, MD
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British Air force doctor imprisoned for refusing third tour in Iraq

A Royal Air Force doctor who refused orders to return to Iraq was last week sentenced by a court martial to eight months imprisonment and dismissal from the air force.

Author/Source: 
Owen Dyer, London
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One ‘flu’ over the chicken's nest

Putting the needs of poor people at the centre of the world’s response to bird flu is crucial in defeating the epidemic.

Author/Source: 
Unnikrishnan PV, ActionAid International

Hurricane Katrina survivors need relief, not guns

“Katrina survivors are going through a trying time and the People's Health Movement stands in solidarity with them”, says a press statement from the People’s Health Movement (PHM-www.phmovement.org).
“Hurricane Katrina survivors need relief, not guns”, said a PHM spokesperson. “Deal with them with dignity”, the global body demands. Reports indicate that more bodies are being recovered today.

Author/Source: 
Bert De Belder

Global Health Watch 2005-2006

The Global Health Watch is a call to all health workers to broaden and strengthen the global community of health advocates who are taking action on global ill-health and inequalities, and their underlying political and economic determinants.

Author/Source: 
Global Health Watch
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