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As the 136th meeting of the Executive Board of the World Health Assembly takes place in Geneva from 26 January to 3 February 2015, PHM is participating in the deliberations through a team of watchers as part of PHM's WHO Watch initiative (see EB136 Watch page here). The watchers are hosted by Medicus Mundi International (MMI). One of the key topics discussed in the first few days of the EB is that of the...
Health for All (HFA) is a scientific health equity journal published by People's Health Movement Nepal Students' Circle (PHM-NSC). The HFA encompasses all aspects of public health, human right, social justice, equity and social determinants of health. HFA invites original research papers, review articles, short communications, and viewpoints containing new insight into any of aforementioned themes that are not...
PHM commentary on the WHO Executive Board agendaThe People’s Health Movement (PHM) calls on health activists and public health practitioners around the world to hold their governments accountable for the work of WHO. Governments must be accountable both for their contribution to WHO (financial and technical) and for their implementation of agreed policies.  Governments must be held accountable by the activists...
The World Bank and the UHC proposalIn this new piece, "Measuring Progress Towards Universal Health Coverage: Evolving Agenda - An Update", Health policy analyst Sundararaman looks at different initiatives that concentrate on Universal Health Coverage and the underlying assumptions of their proposals in terms of measuring progresses in this field."Given the rapid expansion of work in the area of measuring progress...
The People's Health Movement (PHM) for Latin America:Affirms its most unreserved solidarity with the families and fellow students injured, killed and disappeared of the Normal Rural School "Raúl Isidro Burgos" in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero.The PHM demands a more comprehensive and detailed investigation to determine the true facts.Ayotzinapa is not an isolated event, is the latest episode in a systematic violation of human...
In solidarity with the courageous CONAIE (Confederation of IndigenousNations - Ecuador), leader of historic struggles in our Abya Yala, we stand against the Ecuadorian Government threat of eviction from their- CONAIE's- offices/home and call upon a review of such a measure.As social movements commited with struggles against capitalism and imperialism, we strongly condemn represive measures to wards those who express...
The People's Health Movement - Latino American region (PHM-LA) that met in San Salvador, El Salvador, on 28 and 29 November 2014 strongly condemns the municipal government's decision to rename the San Antonio Abad Street in the name of the person declared responsible for the country's death squads during the civil war.The Municipality of San Salvador is governed by the right-wing ARENA party and, in November 2014,...
On the International Migrants Day (18th Dec) a group of people from PHM-Turkish circle made a demonstration in Istanbul with the participation of immigrants mainly from African countries in their traditional colorful costumes accompanied by their vibrant music and dance. PHM asserts that the right to healthcare is a fundamental human right. Each person must have access to care regardless of his/her socio-economic...
‘But they just can’t kill the beast’The above is from the opening line of a classic 1977 song by The Eagles, ‘Hotel California.’ It is a prescient line, since it was crafted just before the dawn of the neoliberal era (1980 and ever onwards), and emanated from the American heartland that helped spread the gospel of neoliberal economics around the world. The Eagles were not singing about the 2008 Global Financial...
The Health Professions Council of South Africa’s hearing to decide on Dr Wouter Basson’s punishment for unethical conduct has been poorly portrayed in the media, including in the Mail and Guardian. It is important for the public to understand what this is all about, but instead of providing a critical analysis of the substantive issues, Health Correspondent Mia Malan’s ‘news analysis’ in the M&G of 28 November...

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