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In Sri Lanka, the health services, which are a state responsibility, are gradually becoming a consumer item. In consequence, there is continued deterioration of the health care, as well as shortage of drugs. This has rendered those who seek treatment from government hospitals helpless since they have to reach private establishments for various tests causing immense difficulties to meet the costs involved. The People’s Health Movement requests to include health services in the...
         Español   Français Join PHM USA & Canada in PHM-North America's People's Heath Assembly The People’s Health Movement (PHM) in Canada and in the United States invite you to a people’s health assembly on 15 August 2016 in Montréal, Québec. This meeting will happen immediately after the World Social Forum in Montreal, which we hope will inspire us, and give us concrete ideas for the work ahead to build the...
The conclusion of the Trans Pacific Partnership was announced last night with some welcome news for Australian health advocates, but major concerns remain. “Details are still scarce, but Trade minister Andrew Robb appears to have stood firm and refused to give in to US demands to extend monopolies on costly biologic medicines” said Michael Moore, CEO of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA). “Extending monopolies on expensive treatments for cancer and immune conditions would...
       On October 5, the twelve countries negotiating the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) reached an agreement and closed negotiations. This means that the agreement will now go to Congress for a Yes or No vote.  We have to pressure our representatives to reject the TPP! On November 18, TPP resisters plan to deliver petitions with thousands of signatures to Congress calling on them to vote against the TPP. This action is part of the November 18 #...
A series of public hearings on Health rights across India during 2015-16 will be collaboratively organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and PHM-India (Jan Swasthya Abhiyan - JSA). These hearings will focus on reviewing human rights violations in context of the public and private health care services in India, with a view to drawing attention to key systemic and policy related issues, along with issuing a range of related recommendations comprehensively.Series of public...
 Peoples Health Movement Tanzania (PHM Tanzania) office conducted a day policy dialogue as part of its annual activities to discuss about the current trend and development in addressing health problems in the country. The policy discussion aimed to bring PHM Tanzania on board at local and national levels in addressing rights to Health, food and nutrition in line with the existing national and global health, right to health and nutrition policies direction.  The workshop was...
  SICK OF FREE TRADE: real people, real storiesFree trade agreements are anything but free. They give corporations more power than communities to decide how people work, what air they breathe and what water they drink, and how openly corporate acts can be criticised. All of these factors have a direct impact on your health. The government is secretly negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership that threatens to take away your community’s right to protect its well-being.North America has...
Overcoming the Health Workforce Gap:"The current Ebola outbreak in Western-Africa is a telling reminder that weak health systems capacity, including the global deficit of the workforce, is an transnational challenge that requires a global response and approach which transcends national boundaries. For instance, Liberia had just 57 doctors and 978 nurses and midwives in 2008, while Sierra Leone had 136 doctors and 1017 nurses, far below WHO recommended staffing levels. This workforce deficit is...
Denial of health rights and low health indicators has been a continuing concern across states of India. The inequities in access to health rights are relatively more pronounced for some states and pockets in the states. Located in the central part of India, the state of Madhya Pradesh (MP) has reported some of the worst indicators in relation to maternal health. The Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of MP is 269 as compared to the national average of 212, (Registrar general- Census for Government...
Third Word Health Aid (M3M) - PHM affiliated network - in defense of equitable access to quality health care at Global Trade in Services Forum in Geneva Report  - CLICK HERE for interviews and presentations At the first Global Trade in Services Forum, in Geneva on 17th October 2014, leading experts and over 140 representatives from trade unions, civil society and governments, expressed their concerns about the new Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). The so-called "really good...

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