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PHM at the Global Symposium on Health Systems ResearchThe third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR) took place in Cape Town from September 30 to October 3, 2014. Almost 2000 participants from 125 countries, including several PHM activists, animated the four-day world congress, exchanging and debating around the issue of people-centred health systems.To the eyes of many, the Ebola epidemic was the dark background against which the collective failure of public health and health...
STatement BY cso delegation to the open ended working group of the international conference on nutrition 2Governments met in the FAO Headquarters in Rome from 10-12 October to finalize the Rome Political Declaration and the Framework for Action for the Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2). After 22 years, civil society organizations (CSOs) were expecting significant progress to address the urgent problem of the more than 200 million children who suffer from acute and chronic...
AnalysisIn developing countries Europe prioritises the privatisation of services, even if this agenda enhances inequalities in access to health care. Europe promotes minimal or no binding regulation for multinationals, which can have harmful consequences on health and the environment. Instead of directing its policy towards commercial interests, the European development cooperation should prioritise health. Europe promotes privatisations in developing countriesThe EC Development...
PHM Tanzania welcome individual health activist, Government Authorities, CSO’s, Academic Institutions and Good Friends of Health from Tanzania to take part in the AFRO watching of the WHO REGIONAL COMMITTEE FOR AFRICAWithin the framework of PHM’s initiative of Democratizing Global Health Governance, the PHM has been watching the meetings of the governing bodies of the WHO for the previous few years. Please refer to the WHO-watch section on the website on the Global Health Watch for detailed...
This short briefing document is being circulated in order to alert PHM country circles and partners about the ‘Trade in Services Agreement’ that is being currently negotiated. The negotiations could have far reaching implications as regards the ability of governments to regulate vital services that impact on all aspect of our lives. The agreement, if signed, will also have grave implications for the health sector. Do go through this document and the suggested reading list, so that appropriate...
PHM Tanzania Cycle is happy to announce that, we are currently looking for Partners to implement our action plan in Tanzania. In order to accomplish this, we would like to formulate a good partnership with any stakeholder working in Tanzania. Since its establishment in July 2012 PHM Tanzania has been working as a lose group of individuals who are headed by the PHM Tanzania Country Coordinator. We believe that, this partnership will strengthen PHM Tanzania and in the coming near future register...
NEW DELHI: At the ongoing 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva, public health organisations have objected to the World Health Organization's (WHO) participation in the International Conference on Harmonisation (ICH), which they describe as "a de facto standard setting body set up by transnational pharmaceutical industry to serve their business interests". Raising the bar on manufacturing standards and using these standards to keep out companies from developing countries has been of great...
On the 15th of May, during a protest against the European Business Summit, 285 peaceful protesters, amongst which colleagues from M3M, were arrested and held in jail for 8 hours.“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming” Repression against protestersSome 1000 trade unionists, students, citizens, farmers, EU election candidates and NGO's faced an intimidating police force during a peaceful demonstration against the European Business Summit, where also the...
We are writing to share about the  PHM India's initiatives in the context of the parliamentary elections that are currently underway in India.  Prior to the elections, political parties here prepare manifestos that reflect their commitments to the people if they are elected to power and this provides an opportunity to influence and inform these manifestos. PHM India following a collective process, submitted a  Manifesto to promote health and healthcare to political parties prior...
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...

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