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“Where we stand” The legal provisions and political commitment for women health in Nepal

Nepal, a democratic republican state with major political and social transition in recent days, has not been an easy place for women especially tackling gender issues. Gender issues like sex preference of new born child leading to infanticide and feticide, women's access to (reproductive) health services, women empowerment in terms of social, economic and political aspect, deep rooted gender based violence are either not addressed or insufficiently addressed. The interim constitution of Nepal, 2007 AD includes provision for addressing gender equality and social inclusion. The gender issue has been addressed under fundamental rights. When it comes to the commitment of political parties towards gender and particularly gender health issue, very few agendas are reflected in their manifestos. These issues are sidelined and fail to be the prioritized in terms of political view. PHM outlines that physical, social, economic and political factors play an important role in determining access to sexual and reproductive health services and attainment of sexual and reproductive rights. It requires effective advocacy and strong political commitment to make gender sensitive provisions and to design the implementing framework.
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Anupa Rijal, Shiva Raj Mishra
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Sat, 03/08/2014
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Universal Health Coverage: Beyond Rhetoric

This paper raises critical questions around the wide and growing enthusiasm for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Typically defined as a health financing system based on pooling of funds to provide health coverage for a country’s entire population, it often takes the form of a ‘basic package’ of services made available through health insurance and provided by a growing private sector. Such programs are now zealously promoted by global health agencies, yet the evidence to support their implementation remains extremely thin.

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Amit Sengupta
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Thu, 01/09/2014
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PHM India: Universal health care in India: Making it public, making it a reality

The seemingly impressive growth of the Indian economy hides many social ills, one of which is the failure to provide health care for all. The 2012 release of the Planning Commission’s draft strategy for universal health coverage (UHC) was seen as an attempt to address the situation and it attracted considerable attention, and criticism. At the heart of the debate is the proposal that UHC could be best achieved through greater participation of the already dominant private sector, and by scaling up health insurance schemes.

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Thu, 05/16/2013
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Economic Crisis, Restrictive Policies, and the Population's Health and Health Care: The Greek Case

The global economic crisis has affected the Greek economy with unprecedented severity, making Greece an important test of the relationship between socioeconomic determinants and a population’s well-being. Suicide and homicide  mortality rates among men increased by 22.7% and 27.6%, respectively, between 2007 and 2009, and mental disorders, substance abuse, and infectious disease morbidity showed deteriorating trends during 2010 and 2011. Utilization of  public inpatient and primary care services rose by 6.2% and 21.9%, respectively, between 2010 and 2011, while

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Fri, 04/26/2013
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WHO Watch report _ EB132_ January 2013

During EB 132, young health activists took part of PHM's WHO watch activity.

CLICK HERE to read the report and learn more on the 'Democratising Global Healht Governance' initiative as well what statements and positions the Watchers produced and advcocated for!

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Fri, 04/26/2013
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How to update your PHM country webpage

Your country page allows your circle to post news directly on the global website and as such can reach a wider public within the movement. All what is needed is to create an account and follow the instructions. If there are any problems or uncertainties, the secretariat is can assist.

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Mon, 03/11/2013
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Health for All-magazine

Health for All is a biannual publication of PHM.NSC.To advocate the spirit of comprehensive primary health care as the road map to achieve the universal access to health-we request authors to submit their manuscript to Health for All at [email protected]

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PHM-NSC
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Sun, 02/17/2013
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Intercultural Health: Perspectives from the Indigenous and Afro-Descendent Peoples of Abya Yala

Five years ago we attended the birth of the International Peoples' Health University (IPHU), a university full of life and dreams, of open space for new ideas and proposals, for sharing, coming together, and building roads to freedom, dignity, and health.

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Arturo Quizhpe P. and Maria Hamlin Z.
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Sun, 08/21/2011
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People, Politics and Global Health: Actions to change the Approach

Report of the International People's Health University Course held in London, UK on 30th March – 4th April 2009

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PHM-UK
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Tue, 08/11/2009
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Shadow Submission on the Right to the Highest Attainable Standard of Health in the UK

This civil society report on the right to the highest attainable standard of health in the United Kingdom (UK) has been coordinated by the People¹s Health Movement-UK, in association with Medact and Doctors for Human Rights.

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People's Health Movement UK
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Keeping the Promise: The People's Response to Health For All - The external evaluation report of the People's Health Movement

Andrew Chetley of Exchange and Cecilia Muxi, members of PHM's international evaluation team, report on an evaluation of the movement from its start at the People's Health Assembly in 2000 through four years of struggle and learning.

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From Savar to Cuenca via Bangalore: reflections on PHM Realities and Future Challenges

This background note is based on the experience of the PHM Secretariat team (hosted by the Community Health Cell (CHC), Bangalore, on behalf of the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan –PHM India) from January 2003 till December 2005. For three years, we were the coordination, organizational and communication hub of the PHM wheel with spokes spreading out in different directions linking us to the founding networks and institutions; the regional and country level focal points; the conveners of various PHM circles, initiatives and campaigns.

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RTHHC Campaign Concept Paper

The concept paper of the Right To Health and Health Care Campaign is available for download in PDF format.

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