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No to corporate power!

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Thu, 07/03/2014

June 24-26, Claudio Schuftan, PHM representative on the global Steering Committee of the PHM, attended a meeting organized by FIAN and TNI (Transnational Institute) to discuss the role and responsibilities of TNCs in the food sector, to prepare the strategy towards the upcoming International Conference on Nutrition (ICN+2, November 2014) and to accompany and lobby for the Human Rights Council vote on setting up a workgroup to regulate TNCs' resposibilities in the future. The resolution was approved and it was a reason for celebration.

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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 Delhi Secretariat internship: reflection

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Thu, 01/09/2014

The Global secretariat of People’s Health Movement (PHM) in Delhi provided me the opportunity to interact with some of the worlds’ great leaders in health advocacy, and also helped me view and analyze many important and pressing issues in health sector from a perspective, which has always been concealed from the public.

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International People's Health University - Online: Webinar on the People's Health Movement

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Mon, 10/07/2013

Topic 8 of the International People's Health University - Online is: The People's Health Movement. The learning objectives of this topic include familiarising ourselves with the PHM globally and learning about PHM in our respective countries locally.

This webinar is a great introduction to the People's Health Movement. It explains the core of the People's Charter for Health and provides background to the many struggles PHM is involved with globally and locally.

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PHM Australia: Trans-Pacific Partnership rules could block alcohol warnings

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Mon, 07/29/2013

PHM OZ has been following the Trans-Pacific-Partnership discussions. To find out more, read Deborah Gleeson (from PHM OZ)  & Paula O'Brien's article in The Conversation, 24 July 2013
http://theconversation.com/trans-pacific-partnership-rules-could-block-alcohol-warnings-16279

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PHM SA: Public meeting on Unhealthy farming

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Wed, 03/06/2013

On 16 March, PHM SA is organising a public meeting on Unhealthy farming together with other South African civil socity organisation. for more information contact the PHM SA coordinator: Thoko Madonko on [email protected]

 

 

 

 

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More than rice and water

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Thu, 10/27/2011

Medico-partners to help victims of drought in East Africa.

Medico-partner: Dr. Ravi M. Ram (PHM Kenya) and Omondi Otieno, E. (ACV)

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'Yes, Aspartame Is a Carcinogen'

BOLOGNA, Apr 15 (Tierramérica) - The Italian scientist Morando Soffritti has revived the debate about the safety of aspartame, an artificial sweetener used in many popular products, including diet softdrinks made by Coca-Cola and Pepsi Co. After studying 1,800 rats over eight years, his research team concluded that aspartame could have carcinogenic effects.

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Francesca Colombo
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