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Gender based violence is a major public health issue - a reproductive and sexual health concern: nevertheless the role of the health care systems in many countries, including India remains minimal. Sama, an organisation part of PHM India and part of the PHM Gender Health Justice Campiagn, has been actively engaged in strengthening recognition of gender based violence as a health issue and also towards strengthening health care response to GBV - particularly on sexual violence and domestic...
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 In 2010 a commission was formed to evaluate the Right to Health campaign with the aim to build a second phase of this campaign which would focus on mobilization and movement building towards achieving the Alma Ata goal of Health for All. This resulted in the PHM Health for All (HFA) Campaign! What we provide below is a framework for action – ideas within should be seen as a guide rather than an instruction. We recognise that the campaign will take different forms and actions according to...
The issue of abortion rights has been perennially fraught with numerous conflicts, ranging from outright opposition or criminalisation, to sex-selective or eugenic abortions, to using it as a means of family planning or population control. Abortion has different meanings for women, depending on race, class, social , religious and cultural setting, state policy, infrastructure availability, decision-making within the household and so on. What does reproductive choice mean for women in the...
Tara Ballav adhikari 1 , Shiva Raj Mishra 2Nepal has passed through series of upheavals. It never had smoother time in history and escaped from engulf of British Empire, fought against patron of Rana rulers and out rooted monarchy. Feudalistic society always dominated the sphere with development being centered. Just the upper class had total control over all the resources, power and politics. Small landlocked country bounded by two powerful nations China and India struggling with each other in...
Claudio, on behalf of PHM, participated in the Vienna +20 civil society and official UN meetings in Vienna in June. Vienna+20 celebrated 20 years from the historic Vienna Declaration and Plan of Action on human rights.Although much was achieved in these 20 years, much did not materialize and needs to be forcefully restated. That is what  the civil society declaration did after 2 days of deliberations and a long preparatory virtual process. The official meeting sponsored by the Austrian...
Chiara from PHM Italy, is part of the Italian Observatory on Global Health. They published following article on UHC:Universal Health Coverage is likely to become the backbone on which the health development agenda beyond 2015 will be constructed. To avoid unintended effects, Universal Health Coverage should keep away from committing seven sins and should try to practice seven virtues.Backed by most actors in the global health scene, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is likely to become the mantra...
Report from Baj who attended the National Roundtable against Metalloc Mining in El Salvador: I had the immense pleasure last weekend of attending the fact-finding mission organised by the National Roundtable against Metallic Mining in El Salvador (Mesa nacional frente al minería metálica).  The three days were very busy, but very educational, with many good alliances and connections made.  I will summarise each day, and then highlight take-home points. 1.  DAY ONE This day took...
On April 24th PHM some PHM people attended an event on "Health R&D as a Global Public Good" co-organized by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the Harvard Global Health Institute. The purpose of the event was to examine how to secure collective action to provide global public goods through research and development (R&D) and innovation for the specific health needs of low‐ and middle‐income countries.The event was divided into two parts: 1. A Public...
Anna Adhikar Abhiyan (Right to Food campaign, Maharashtra) and Jan Arogya Abhiyan (People’s Health Movement – Maharashtra) jointly organized a state level Dharana Andolan on 22nd March, 2013 at Azad Maidan, Mumbai, to press for urgent action on important policy demands regarding Health services and Food security in Maharashtra. Over 2000  people from Mumbai, Thane, Raigad, Pune, Kolhapur, Sangli, Nandurbar, Beed, Amaravati, Gadchiroli districts across various parts of the state...

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