Structure of PHM
PHM is a network of networks, organisations and individuals with some centrally supported programs (for more information refer below). As a movement, we do not follow rigid structures, but broadly speaking PHM is structured as follows:
On country level, PHM manifest in the form of groups coming together nationally or locally. Country circles or sometimes called ‘local chapters’ grow according to the country’s need; they are most often loose networks which come together for joint action around specific issues, but can be formalised and legalised as an organisation. There is no set way on how PHM organises locally as this depends on the local context, chosen activities and the circumstances of the people building PHM.
Regionally, PHM aims to build coalitions and networks to encourage support, sharing and learning. Regional collaboration also offers a platform for organising and advocacy on regional and global health governance. It builds solidarity around issues specific to the region and a strong base for action (locally, regionally and globally).
The main tasks for regional structures are:
- supporting country circle development
- supporting communication and collaboration between countries
- supporting two way communication between countries and global actions and structures
- strengthening representativeness and mutual accountability
The way each region coordinates itself, is defined by the needs and context of the region. Centrally PHM aims to employ regional coordinators for each region. So far only Africa and the Middle East Regions have such coordinator.
Each PHM region is represented in the Global Steering Council.
Some local, regional or global networks have affiliated with the PHM.
Please find below a list of the PHM affiliated networks with a link to their website and to their profile
- Medicus Mundi International Network – MMI
- Health Poverty Action – HPA
- Latin American Association of Social Medicine – ALAMES
- International People’s Health Council – IPHC
- Gonoshasthaya Kendra – People’s Health Centre – GK
- Health Action International – HAI
- Third World Network – TWN
- HAI Asia Pacific
- International Baby Food Network – IBFAN
- Resource Group for Women and Health – SAMA
CLICK here for profiles of all affiliated networks