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Doctors for Global Health 16th Annual General Assembly, July 29-31, 2011

Date: 
Sat, 06/04/2011

Dear friends of Doctors for Global Health,

Our 16th Annual General Assembly will be held this summer in sunny Los Angeles from July 29th to 31st!

Continuing Medical Education Credits (CME) available for physicians- see registration page for details.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

If you have not yet registered, click the link below:

http://www.dghonline.org/2011-ga-registration-application

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Doctors for Global Health 16th Annual General Assembly

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Lily Walkover
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Global healthcare and social justice

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Thu, 02/10/2011

Today's global and national health crisis reflects the widening inequalities within and between countries, as the rich get richer the poor  poorer. Advances in science and technology are securing healthier and longer lives for a small fraction of the world’s population. On the other hand millions of children are dying for want of clean water.  A daily newspaper reported that a private hospital in Colombo recently announced its 200th successful kidney transplant while UNICEF reports that almost one third of Sri Lankan children are malnourished and a quarter of women are anaemic.

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Daily Mirror
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Short Report on the Ministerial Conference "Health Systems Financing - Key to Universal Coverage" held in Berlin, Nov. 22-23, 2010

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Mon, 12/06/2010

The Ministerial Conference "Health Systems Financing - Key to Universal Coverage" was convened by two German Ministries on the occasion of the presentation of the “World Health Report 2010”. It turned out to be a most interesting gathering of almost 30 Ministers of Health from all over the world plus government officials, politicians, some researches and a few NGOs.

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Are you MDGs-skeptic? I am.

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Mon, 11/01/2010
Some have calculated that, with current development trends remaining the norm, poverty will be eradicated in something like 70 or more years. It is fitting to devote this column to the MDGs since the UN just deliberated over them thirty days ago as we reached the 2/3 mark to 2015.
 
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Claudio Shuftan
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The prospects for “global health”: debating the alternatives

Date: 
Sun, 10/03/2010
 International conference: health justice – worldwide!

The prospects for “global health”: debating the alternatives
Side meeting organized in collaboration with the People's Health Movement (PHM)
HEALTH JUSTICE IN EUROPE – networking workshop”

 
Berlin, 18.09.10, 3-6 pm
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Immigrant and Refugee Series- Alliance for People's Health, Vancouver

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Thu, 09/02/2010

The workshops in the PHS is aimed towards immigrants and refugees who are living in Vancouver, however, people from all  backgrounds are invited to help out with putting on the series.

Immigrant and Refugee Health Series – Now Accepting Applications!

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People's Health Movement South Africa - Statement on the Public Sector Strike

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Mon, 08/30/2010

The South African Chapter of People's Health Movement South Africa (PHM SA)* supports the demands of public sector workers for a wage increase of 8,6 percent and a housing allowance of R1000. We call on the government to meet these demands, and to negotiate openly and honestly with the workers' representative in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

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PHM South Africa
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People's Health Movement South Africa - Statement on the Public Sector Strike

Date: 
Mon, 08/30/2010

The South African Chapter of People's Health Movement South Africa (PHM SA)* supports the demands of public sector workers for a wage increase of 8,6 percent and a housing allowance of R1000. We call on the government to meet these demands, and to negotiate openly and honestly with the workers' representative in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

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PHM South Africa
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Call for Commitment to Development Goals and Budgetary Targets

Date: 
Sun, 07/04/2010

 To:  African Heads of State during the AU Summit July 2010

 
Will the AU Summit 2010 taking place in Kampala, Uganda from 19 to 27 July ensure the budgetary targets for development goals become reality?
 
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Global Health Governance Reform Initiative Launched

14-15 May 2010
Geneva, Switzerland

  • Download the Background Note in PDF here.
  • Download the Statement in PDF here.
  • Download the Workshop Program and Presentations in PDF here.

Representatives of a range of civil society organizations working in health met over two days in Geneva, 14-15 May 2010, to review current structures of global health governance; consider possible directions for reform and adopt strategies for driving such reform.

The discussion of governance issues was shaped by concerns for deepening inequalities and by an awareness of the harm and future dangers of the food, financial and climate crises.

The meeting recognized GHG as a sub-domain of global governance and strongly shaped by economic policy priorities, rather than an autonomous domain of governance, responding primarily to health needs and considerations. The meeting reviewed the contemporary global governance of: human resources for health, trade and health, social determinants, primary health care and health care financing.  In each case the presentations and plenary discussion sought to:

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PHM Oz Forum on Trade and Health in the Pacific. Report now available.

Date: 
Tue, 05/11/2010

Australia and New Zealand announced in 2009 that they were commencing negotiations with 14 Pacific island countries for a new trade agreement to be called PACER-Plus. This new agreement would replace existing trade arrangements in the region.

PACER-Plus has the potential to enhance or jeopardise health and health care in the Pacific island countries. The current negotiations provide the opportunity to get it right, to promote economic development in the Pacific, to progress Health for All, and make progress towards realising the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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David Legge
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Praise for Ecuador's grant of compulsory license for AIDS drug

Date: 
Tue, 05/04/2010

Published in SUNS #6915 dated 30 April 2010

Geneva, 29 Apr (Kanaga Raja) -- Civil society organizations have praised a recent decision by the Ecuadorian government to issue its first compulsory license for lopinavir/ritonavir, a key medication in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.

Welcoming the move by Ecuador, the civil society groups called on other governments in the Latin American region to use compulsory licenses and parallel importation to improve access to essential medicines.

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US access-to-drugs policy contravenes human rights, say groups

Date: 
Tue, 05/04/2010

Published in SUNS #6911 dated 26 April 2010

Geneva, 23 Apr (Kanaga Raja) -- The United States has been using trade agreements, foreign aid, technical assistance and diplomatic pressure to promote intellectual property and pharmaceutical regulations that restrict access to affordable medicines in developing countries, health advocacy organizations have said.

In a submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council this week, the health advocacy groups said that the US move is coming at the expense of human rights.

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Global Health Watch 3 - Call for Case Studies and Testimonies

Date: 
Wed, 04/28/2010

Examining the World’s Health from an Alternative Perspective

The Global Health Watch provides a platform for activists to share experiences and inform each other with practical examples and theoretical analyses to strengthen local, national, regional and global campaigns towards Health for All!

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Global Health Watch

Right to Health and Health Care Campaign Reports

Date: 
Wed, 03/10/2010

Read and download the Right to Health and Health Care Campaign (RTHHC) reports:

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