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PHM Italy: Solidarity with Migrants

Date: 
Thu, 01/02/2014

Solidarity with migrants, immediate closure of all Centres for Identification and Expulsion (CIE)

We are currently witnessing the protest by a group of desperate migrants detained in a Centre for Identification and Expulsion (CIE) in Rome. Some of the migrants have literally sewn their lips together and many others have joined the protest through hunger strikes.

This is yet another protest by migrants, forced to take extreme forms of self-harm which they see as the only way to draw attention to their situation, using media pressure to get the authorities to listen.

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Solidarietà ai migranti, chiusura immediata di tutti i CIE

Date: 
Sat, 12/28/2013

In questi giorni stiamo assistendo alla protesta esasperata di un gruppo di migranti all’interno di un Centro d’identificazione ed espulsione di Roma. L’ennesima protesta dei migranti, costretta ad assumere forme estreme di autolesionismo, unica modalità per richiamare l’attenzione e costringere le autorità, tramite la pressione mediatica, all’ascolto. 

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Medici Senza Camice
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The People's Health Movement Concerned About State Organised Attacks on Activists and Health Workers During Recent Turmoil in Turkey

Date: 
Sat, 06/22/2013

The People ’ s Health Movement (PHM)1 strongly condemns violent acts by state authorities against members of civil society across Turkey. The PHM is particularly concerned about the use of chemical agents used to suppress demonstrations, causing danger to the health of the demonstrators affected, as recently disclosed by a cross-sectional survey conducted by the Turkish Medical Association .

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PHM - Europe
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The People’s Health Movement condemns the Israeli military operations in Gaza

Date: 
Sat, 11/17/2012

 

The People’s Health Movement (PHM) strongly condemns the latest Israeli military operation in the besieged Gaza Strip. At the time of issuing the statement, a total of 25 people have been killed and more than 250 injured. Six of those killed are children.  PHM calls on civil society organizations and citizens to put pressure on their governments to condemn the aggression on the people of Gaza and to allocate aid assistance and disaster relief to the Strip's 1.6 million people.

People’s Health Movement statement on the violation of the rights of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strikers

Date: 
Fri, 09/07/2012

The People’s Health Movement (PHM), strongly condemns the Israeli government’s retention of the remaining three Palestinian hunger strikers, without medical assistance or family visitation rights.

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

Date: 
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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Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (Peoples Health Movement – India)
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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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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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President Benigno Aquino III – Free the Health Workers Now!

Date: 
Tue, 06/29/2010

President Benigno Aquino III – Free the Health Workers Now!

30 health workers, teachers, community organizers, and allies gathered outside the Philippine Consulate in Vancouver on the eve the Philippines Presidential Inauguration to the demand the release of 43 health workers that have been detained since February 6, 2010.

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Alliance for People's Health
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THE PEOPLE'S HEALTH MOVEMENT CONDEMNS THE SENTENCING OF TIWONGE CHIMBALANGA AND STEVEN MONJEZA IN MALAWI

Date: 
Fri, 05/21/2010

The People’s Health Movement, a global network bringing together grassroots activists, civil society organizations, academics and health workers from around the world, condemns the action by the Malawian judicial system in sentencing Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, a gay couple, to 14 years in imprisonment in Blantyre, Malawi for committing “unnatural acts” based on outdated colonial laws.

Section 20 of the Malawian constitution clearly states:

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PHM Global Steering Council
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(Press Release - May 18, 2009) PHM at WHA 2009: “Declare Global economic downturn a health emergency!”

Date: 
Thu, 01/01/2009

“Economic Recession is a threat to the world’s health”

The People’s Health Movement urges the World Health Organization and member governments to “declare the economic recession currently gripping the globe as a health emergency”.

Health activists gathered here in Geneva for the World Health Assembly (18-22 May) are expected to lobby the UN health body and governments to declare global downturn a health emergency.

(Press Release - May 19, 2009) WHA 2009: PHM statements on key health issues

WHA 2009: PHM statements on key health issues - May 19, 2009

On recession and impact on health:

  1. “Declare Global economic downturn a health disaster!”.
  2. Economic Recession is a threat to the world’s health
  3. The PHM demands immediate measures by the international community and individual governments:

Press Release: IGM on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness fails to resolve critical elements

Date: 
Mon, 05/18/2009

Third World Network

PRESS RELEASE: IGM on Pandemic Influenza Preparedness fails to resolve critical elements

18 May 2009

Governments at the World Health Organisation have failed to agree on a framework that guarantees affected countries access to affordable anti-virals and vaccines during a pandemic, and access to the technology and know-how needed to build research, development and production capacity.

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Third World Network

STOP the military massacre in Gaza NOW!

Date: 
Wed, 12/31/2008

Press release: Cairo and Ramallah (West Bank): 31st Dec 2008

"STOP the military massacre in Gaza NOW!"

Health groups demand Israel immediately stop ongoing military attack

The People's Health Movement condemns the brutal attack on Palestinians and demand an immediate stop to Israel's ongoing military attack on Gaza. People's Health Movement is a global coalition of grassroot health and peace activists fighting injustice, ill health and poverty, worldwide.

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