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PHM attended the Human Rights Council discussions in Geneva

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Fri, 07/18/2014

A PHM activist, also a part of PHM's WHO Watch program, attended the Human Rights Council discussions in Geneva and shared the key elements of the discussion through our skype channel.

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PHM Europe: TTIP will not bring health and wealth to the majority, but challenge democracy.

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Thu, 05/15/2014

What is the TTIP?
On 17 June 2013, the European Commission announced the start of negotiations for a far-reaching trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) or Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA). A sixth negotiation round is planned in July 2014 in Brussels. The TTIP is to liberalise trade and investment between the EU and the US, which together make up 40% of global economic output. What is called “the biggest trade deal in the world” is aimed to be finalized by the end of 2014.

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TPPA: The ability of patients to get life-saving medicines: A matter of life and death

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Wed, 04/09/2014

Of all the issues currently being negotiated on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, none are more important than the ability of patients to get life-saving medicines at affordable prices, which many fear may be a victim of the agreement.

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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-NSC in solidarity with Dr. Govinda KC

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Tue, 01/14/2014

Here at IoM, the Institute of Medicine, Nepal, Prof. Dr. Govinda KC began his fast-unto-death against political appointment of the dean. The Tribhuvan University Executive Council appointed Dr.Sashi Sharma dean of IoM only a month after Dr. Prakash Sayami had resigned amid unrelenting pressure regarding granting affiliations to new medical colleges. Dr. KC has demanded that the government stop affiliating new medical colleges, end political interference in IoM and take action against the present concerned office bearers of the university.

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'Health for All - The Campaign' in Global Health Weekly!

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Thu, 10/17/2013

Be part of "Health for All - The Campaign" now promoted in Global Health Weekly.

CLICK HERE for the full PDF!

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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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The People’s Health Movement’s Position on a Framework Convention for Global Health

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Fri, 05/17/2013

The idea of a Framework Convention for Global Health (FCGH)has been promoted as an opportunity to advance global health equity and the right to health. The idea has promise but needs more thought regarding its risks, obstacles, and strategy. 

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Planning Commission of India to hand over Health Care to Corporate Sector

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Fri, 08/10/2012

The draft health chapter of the 12the Five Year Plan document is being discussed for final adoption by the Planning Commission by the end of August, 2012. The Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (Peoples Health Movement – India) expresses concern regarding the present recommendations and plans outlined in the draft chapter.

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Statement on behalf of the People’s Health Assembly in Nottingham July, 2012

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Thu, 07/19/2012

Our gathering
We, as signatories of this statement, express our protest at the current economic, social & political world order. We stand in solidarity with a global assembly of the People’s Health Movement in Cape Town and share their energy & vision for a better future. We convey our outrage at the remaining inequalities both within and between countries despite previous commitments at the global, national and local levels. We express our support for the People’s Charter for Health and reinforce health as a fundamental human right.

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Free Trade Agreement with EU threatens health services in the Philippines

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Mon, 02/13/2012

 

The Aquino government is close to sealing a partnership cooperation agreement (a prerequisite for a free trade agreement or FTA) with the European Union (EU) that, among others, commits to liberalizing trade and investments and loosening rules on intellectual property rights (IPRs). According to IBON, the proposed EU-PH FTA is a practical surrender of national sovereignty as the Aquino government has given up economic protection needed for self-reliance and national development.

 

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