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South Africa needs a healthy capacitated nation that understands their human and health rights, and how concepts in the National Health Insurance (NHI) White Paper will affect them. For this, we need to advocate, educate, facilitate and build capacity. On the 15th of April 2016, Professor Leslie London from the University of Cape Town (UCT) shared information about the NHI and White Paper with 20 plus women from...
From Europe, to the Philippines, to Australia... Tomorrow April 7th, world health day, the People's Health Movement together with allied networks, organisations and movements will be mobilising against the privatisation and commercialisation of health care. People's voices should be heard when they demand that their right to a healthy and safe life is prioritised over the economic interests of a few! (and thank you...
Claudio was in Dakar recently and on the 18th of March held a meeting in the premises of AHDIS, the local NGO that had helped PHM hold the IPHU there 4 years ago. Its Director, Amacodou Diouf was not able to attend but three members of his staff did. Additionally, 2 members of the NGO Action Sante Communautaire attended. The latter was created in 2008 by graduates of the diploma course on community health at the...
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The government appears bent on decisively abandoning the earlier consensus of adherence to public health goals.In what is widely being hailed as an extraordinary victory for the multinational pharmaceutical industry over the Indian government, the US-India Business Council (USIBC), in its submission to the United States Trade Representative (USTR), reports that the Indian government has “privately assured” the...
Urgent call from 260 organisations to amend harmful UHC indicator 3.8.2 Courtesy of: United Nations Statistical Division, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Headquarters, New York 10017, United States 26th February 2016         Dear Mr. Nabil Benshams Re: Urgent call to revoke weak and harmful indicator 3.8.2 to measure Universal Health Coverage (UHC...
 The People's Health Movement, Health Alliance International, and the Somali Health Board invite you to a free, two-day "mini-IPHU". The course will focus on immigrant and refugee health rights and mental health in local and global contexts. The International People's Health University (IPHU) is a program of PHM, global, and aims to contribute to the movement for health for all through...
Discover the impact of the free trade agreements on public health in this video. As the biggest trade area in the world, the European Union has a strong interest in the markets of developing countries. They announce that free trade agreements are win-win situations for both parties, but is this assumption correct? Who benefits from free trade agreements? Free trade agreements lead to increased commercialization...
        Over the past several months, the People's Health Movement (PHM) in Canada & in the USA brought together activists who work on the ground, in our communities, to talk about their work in climate justice to raise awareness about the social and health impacts of climate change and to mobilize communities toward achieving climate justice. Leading up to the events...
The No Free Lunch Campaign targets the greed of pharmaceutical companies across the world. In France, India, the Netherlands, Austria, Chile, Italy, Australia or Spain, No Free Lunch groups and initiatives have already been founded and they are spreading the No Free Lunch idea. Download the Newsletter here.

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