Building Health through Community Health Workers and Communities: Challenges and Solutions (May 2019)   As part of our efforts to achieve Health for All through promoting health care accessibility in … Read more

FRANCAIS – ESPANOL – ITALIANO People’s Health Movement Europe and European Network Against Commercialisation of Health and Social Protection strongly condemn the ongoing erosion of refugees’ and migrants’ rights in … Read more

Statement on Deaths of Children in Muzaffarpur, Bihar 20 June, 2019 Statement on Deaths of Children in Muzaffarpur, Bihar 20 June, 2019 Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) is deeply saddened at … Read more

Building Health through Community Health Workers and Communities: Challenges and Solutions (May 2019)   As part of our efforts to achieve Health for All through promoting health care accessibility in … Read more

FRANCAIS – ESPANOL – ITALIANO People’s Health Movement Europe and European Network Against Commercialisation of Health and Social Protection strongly condemn the ongoing erosion of refugees’ and migrants’ rights in … Read more

Statement on Deaths of Children in Muzaffarpur, Bihar 20 June, 2019 Statement on Deaths of Children in Muzaffarpur, Bihar 20 June, 2019 Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) is deeply saddened at … Read more

PHM’s WHO Watch at the World Health Assembly 72 The People’s Health Movement’s WHO Watch team attended the World Health Assembly 72 in Geneva in the month of May. The … Read more

People’s Health Movement holds the Moroccan authorities responsible for the crisis situation in the health sector and call them to respond to the demands of peacefully protesting students at medical … Read more

We denounce terrorist activities on the Easter Sunday and turmoil caused by extremist elements twenty two days later with equal detest.  As well these should not be outcomes within a … Read more

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PHM Uganda Report on Building Health through Community Health Workers and Communities: Challenges and Solutions

Building Health through Community Health Workers and Communities: Challenges and Solutions (May 2019)   As part of our efforts to achieve Health for All through promoting health care accessibility in … Read more

PHM Statement in Solidarity with the Struggle of Moroccan Students against Privatisation of Medical and Pharmaceutical Schools

People’s Health Movement holds the Moroccan authorities responsible for the crisis situation in the health sector and call them to respond to the demands of peacefully protesting students at medical … Read more

PHM Sri Lanka: Doing away with Terrorism and Extremism

We denounce terrorist activities on the Easter Sunday and turmoil caused by extremist elements twenty two days later with equal detest.  As well these should not be outcomes within a … Read more

NEWS FROM COUNTRIES

PHM Uganda Report on Building Health through Community Health Workers and Communities: Challenges and Solutions

Building Health through Community Health Workers and Communities: Challenges and Solutions (May 2019)   As part of our efforts to achieve Health for All through promoting health care accessibility in … Read more

PHM Statement in Solidarity with the Struggle of Moroccan Students against Privatisation of Medical and Pharmaceutical Schools

People’s Health Movement holds the Moroccan authorities responsible for the crisis situation in the health sector and call them to respond to the demands of peacefully protesting students at medical … Read more

PHM Sri Lanka: Doing away with Terrorism and Extremism

We denounce terrorist activities on the Easter Sunday and turmoil caused by extremist elements twenty two days later with equal detest.  As well these should not be outcomes within a … Read more

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People’s Health Movement holds the Moroccan authorities responsible for the crisis situation in the health sector and call them to respond to the demands of peacefully protesting students at medical … Read more

We denounce terrorist activities on the Easter Sunday and turmoil caused by extremist elements twenty two days later with equal detest.  As well these should not be outcomes within a … Read more

Health networks demand justice for Dr Payal Tadvi, condemn the caste based discrimination in medical education institutions We, members of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) and Medico Friend Circle (MFC) – national … Read more

People’s Health Movement Global: Solidarity with health rights activists and organisations in the Philippines (16 May 2019) The People’s Health Movement (PHM) denounces the on-going smear and vilification campaign against … Read more

Israeli Occupation Forces continue to target civilians and health workers in the occupied Palestinian territory   Introduction: The occupation’s structuring and segregation is the most destructive tool used against the health of the … Read more

Advancing Support for Women to Combine their Productive and Reproductive Roles Including Breastfeeding in the Informal Economy   The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and People’s Health Movement (PHM) call for the safety … Read more

Dear friends We, as People’s Health Movement, stand in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in its time of grief and extend our deepest sympathy to the victims, to their family, … Read more

On 08 April 2019, in commemoration of the 7th of April, PHM DRC in partnership with the NGO Etoile du Sud and the collective NGO of integrated development in Congo … Read more

On the 7th of April, PHM West and Central Africa issued out a declaration denouncing the rise of fundamentalism and violence in several West and Central African countries and calls … Read more

On April 2nd, a PHM Europe group participated in the demonstration and conference “Our Health is Not for Sale!” that took place in Brussels, organized by European Network Against the … Read more

On the 6th of April, PHM Argentina is part of a meeting of the health movement LACRIMPO (it is part of PHM Latin America) of the Province of Misiones (North … Read more

PRESS RELEASE | April 5, 2019 Reference: Edelina dela Paz, MD 09178113298 Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere – At What Cost to the People? The World Health Organization chose Universal … Read more

We are pleased to release the final Declaration of the Fourth People’s Health Assembly (PHA4). The Declaration, which is dedicated to our dear friend and comrade Amit Sengupta, is based … Read more

People’s Health Movement Kenya World Health Day 7th April 2019 Report: Since 1950, World Health Day has been celebrated on the 7th of April of each year with a goal … Read more

In a historic victory for people’s movement towards reproductive rights of Korean women, South Korean Constitutional Court has overturned the current law which criminalised abortion. The court has asked the … Read more

OUR HEALTH IS NOT FOR SALE! People’s Health Movement is mobilising towards reclaiming the World Health Day as People’s Health Day on April 07. See the map* of all the actions … Read more

Click Here to download the PHM Uganda Newsletter

PHM, along with around 45 other organisations, has issued an open letter against weaponisation of food aid in Venezuela and strongly condemns the undermining of food sovereignty in Venezuela. For … Read more

The whole family of the Palestinian Medical Relief Society is in shock and mourning following the killing of our first aid volunteer Sajed Mizher, from Dheisheh refugee camp south of … Read more

The People’s Health Movement (PHM) supports the Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) statement[1] highlighting the need for an urgent political intervention to resolve the crippled health situation in Zimbabwe, which … Read more

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The People’s Health Assembly (PHA), is organised approximately every 5 to 7 years by the People’s Health Movement (PHM), a global network of grassroots health activists, civil society organisations and … Read more

PHM India (Jan Swasthya Abhiyan) and Right to Food Campaign express solidarity with tribal communities and other forest dwellers in their fight under the Forest Rights Act. As health and … Read more

As the General Elections-2019 in India are fast approaching, PHM India (Jan Swasthya Abhiyan) activists are pushing the political structures to address the issues plaguing people’s health by releasing a … Read more

WHO watchers read out statement at EB144 – see video links below. For more information and all PHM statements and positions developed during WHO watch over the past years organised … Read more

Job Title: Public Health Communications Officer Job Location: New Delhi, India Description of Position Fixed-term 12 month contract, renewable dependent on performance and availability of funds. Initially for 1 year, … Read more

The People’s Health Movement of South Africa (http://phm-sa.org/) notes with deep concern the reports of denial of access to emergency health care for people injured following protests against the Zimbabwe … Read more

Modicare: High on rhetoric, low on evidence We are surprised at the Comment by Richard Horton on Modi Government’s Ayushman Bharat (AB) (1) in The Lancet. The component emphasized as … Read more

Thank you to all those who have contributed so far to the unforeseen PHA4 expenses due to the political climate in which PHA4 was organised. These expenses added up to … Read more

Statement on access to safe, quality and legal abortion Peoples Health Movement (PHM) Following on the fourth People’s Health Assembly (PHA) of the global People’s Health Movement (PHM) concluded in … Read more

PHM’s analysis and commentary on the issues coming before the Board is now published on PHM’s WHO Tracker site (here). It is also available as a downloadable PDF file (here). … Read more

The summary of the Global Health Watch 5 is available in Spanish. CLICK HERE

Our appeal goes to the people of the free world to ask them to join the voice of the BDS movement to support boycotting the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis … Read more

Thanks to all who generously donated towards the PHA4 related debt (see more information below). We need to continue and increase our efforts So far a total of EUR 12 … Read more

We, the People’s Health Movement (PHM), are deeply distressed and concerned about the complaints of sexual harassment from a few women colleagues attending the fourth People’s Health Assembly in Savar, … Read more

We, members of independent Civil Society in Africa including members of the People’s Health Movement (PHM)[i], are committed to Comprehensive Primary Health Care and addressing the Social, Environmental and Economic Determinants … Read more

We have just completed a very successful 4th People’s Health Assembly (PHA4), the largest to date in PHM’s history. 1400 registered participants (approximately 700 from Bangladesh and the remainder from … Read more

The People’s Health Movement (PHM) condemns the actions of the Nicaraguan Government in deregistering the Centre for Information and Health Advisory Services (CISAS) and deporting its director Ana Quirós Víquez, … Read more

The 4th People’s Health Assembly (PHA4), with 1400 registered participants from 73 countries, was the largest to date in the history of the People’s Health Movement. Watch the following videos … Read more

[Spanish version – version en Espanol] The People’s Health Movement in Latin America hereby expresses to the international community its profound concern over the events that have been occurring in … Read more

“One of the strongest pillars”: Dr Amit Sengupta, a leader of the public health movement, dies at 60 In Amit Sengupta’s passing, public health loses a key voice Delhi-based public … Read more

"There was magic in the air for the last 4 days, the magic of people's strength." Amit Sengupta, closing the 4th People's Health Assembly in Dhaka, Bangladesh It is with ... Read more

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing away of our dear comrade Dr. Amit Sengupta, a beloved colleague, friend, mentor and activist. Amit passed away on 28 … Read more

Check here for more information about the Fourth People’s Health Assembly at Dhaka, 15-19 November. See here for program of the Assembly. See here for details on workshops. See the … Read more

Call for Watchers to participate to the Executive Board in May 2019 PHM is preparing for watching the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA-72) of W.H.O taking place from 14th May … Read more

Alternative Civil Society Astana Statement on Primary Health Care We, members of public interest civil society organisations and social movements, some of whom are participants at the Global Conference on … Read more

The struggle for health and social justice has a long and proud history that has been driven by diverse social movements involving many individuals and organisations in different contexts. Today, … Read more

PHM Kenya held a press conference on 5 October at Silver Springs Hotel, Nairobi, to highlight the gaps in information about the crisis at Pumwani Maternity Hospital. We emphasized that … Read more

PHM attended the World Association of Breastfeeding Action (WABA) Partners meeting in Penang September 25-27. The main theme was to coordinate renewed efforts to get more states ratifying the ILO … Read more

The PHM-OZ workshop was planned in collaboration with the Public Health Association of Australia Political Economy of Health Special Interest Group. We called the workshop Health for All or Health … Read more

People’s Health Movement Nepal in association with Resource Center for Primary Health Care (RECPHEC) organized launching of “Global Health Watch: An Alternative World Health Report”, Volume 5 and National Assembly … Read more

By invitation, PHM Kenya was represented at the workshop on Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Kenya, to take part in review of fulfillment of economic social and cultural rights in … Read more

On 3rd September PHM’s 2018 Global Health Watch 5 (GHW5) was launched in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Many prominent figures and Members of the Peoples’ Health Movement of Sri Lanka were … Read more

On Friday, August 3, 2018, the 5th edition of the GHW was launched at the School of Public Health of the State Health Secretariat of Rio Grande do Sul (ESP … Read more

Every year, governments are diverting $1 trillion dollars away from people and public services into the hands of big companies, whilst across the world, hundreds of millions of people are … Read more

“Now in its 5th edition, the Global Health Watch 5 (GHW5) is widely perceived as the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health” Since the beginning of the year, … Read more

In November this year, the PHM is organising the fourth Peoples Health Assembly (PHA4) As you may know, in November this year Peoples Health Movement (PHM) will be hosting the Fourth People’s Health Assembly (PHA 4) in Bangladesh. … Read more

The Health Work Committees denounces the international human rights and humanitarian silence towards the continuation of the Israeli occupation in targeting health and humanitarian staff in occupied Palestine, the last … Read more

Argentina’s current abortion law puts women’s health and lives in danger and denies us our essential reproductive rights, allowing legal abortion only in cases of rape or risk to a … Read more

PHM Nepal having its secretariat at RECPHEC (Resource Center for Primary Health Care), a National NGO in Kathmandu which is mobilizing for 4PHA through students’ circle and country circle. Public … Read more

PHM Australia is pleased to announce an important workshop designed to examine the impacts of neoliberal globalisation on health and health care in Australia, in the region and globally. The … Read more

The People’s Health Movement Benin launched on Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Cotonou a mini-IPHU on adapting the human rights-based approach to the reproductive health of young people and women … Read more

The International People’s Health University of the People’s Health Movement jointly with Gonoshasthaya Kendra, PHM Bangladesh, Third World Network  and SAMA Resource Group for Women and Health with Naripokkho announce “THE … Read more

The International People’s Health University of the People’s Health Movement jointly with Gonoshasthaya Kendra, PHM Bangladesh, Third World Network  and SAMA Resource Group for Women and Health with Naripokkho announce “THE … Read more

Region: South East Asia Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Fran Baum Summary: PHM OZ was established after the first People’s Health Assembly (PHA1), where some participated … Read more

Region: South Est Asia Language: English Year: 2011 Source: Discussion paper Author(s): David Legge Summary: Overview of three Indigenous health services in Australia, where community-led services have had success in … Read more

Region: South Asia Language: English Source: material collected as part of the PHM global action-research project “The contribution of civil society organisations in achieving health for all” Author(s): JSA (PHM … Read more

Region: Middle East Language: Arabic (French translation) Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Firas Jaber, Iyad Riyahi, Eileen Kuttab Summary: The story of the youth movement in Palestine from … Read more

Region: Africa Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Denis Bukenya, Danny Grotto (PHM Uganda) Summary: The People’s Health Movement Uganda Chapter, founded in 2009 by a group … Read more

Region: Africa Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): PHM Tanzania Summary: PHM Tanzania is a registered national NGO and was established shortly after the third People’s Health Assembly (July … Read more

Region: Africa Year: 2016 Source: material collected as part of the PHM global action-research project “The contribution of civil society organisations in achieving health for all” Author(s): PHM South Africa … Read more

Region: Africa Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): A sub-group of PHM Kenya drafted this contribution (Ravi Ram, Erick Otieno, Dan Owalla, Bernadette Muyomi, Kamlas Oodhus). The … Read more

Region: Africa Language: French Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Serge Djacpou Djomo (PHM Cameroun) Summary: PHM Cameroun started in 2011 (before there were only individuals involved); in 2012 … Read more

Region: Europe Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Anuj Kapilashrami and Sara Marsden, with contributions from Tony Robertson, Sue Laughlin and Eva Gallova; all PHM Scotland steering … Read more

Region: Europe Language: English Year: 2016 Source: material collected as part of the PHM global action-research project “The contribution of civil society organisations in achieving health for all” Author(s): Grup-pa … Read more

Region: Europe Language: French Source: web interview (http://www.sante-solidarite.be/aux-origines-de-la-plate-forme-daction-sante-et-solidarite) Author(s): PASS (Belgian Platform for action on Heatlh and Solidarity) Summary: History of the originis of this Belgian network created in 2008 … Read more

Region: Europe Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Egmont Ruelens Summary: Participatory action research by doctors of a MPLP (Doctors for the people) clinic in Belgium on … Read more

Region: Europe Language: French Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Alexia Fouarge (Médecine pour le tiers monde, M3M) Summary: A joint campaign by M3M and the international solidarity movement … Read more

Region: North America Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Ben Palmquist, Campaign Manager, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) Summary: The “Healthcare Is a Human Right” … Read more

Region: North America Language: English Year: 2016 Source: story for the PHM website Author(s): Lori Hanson; Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay (PHM Canada) Summary: Members of PHM Canada had been discussing the idea … Read more

Region: North America Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): OCAP Summary: As the crisis of food poverty and hunger intensified, in 2004, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) came … Read more

Region: Central America Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author: Lori Hanson (PHM Canada) for the Guardians of Yaoska, with assistance from the Humboldt Centre in Managua Summary: … Read more

Region: Central America Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Draft chapter for Global Health Watch 5 Author(s): Susana Barria Summary: Between 1999 and 2003, trade unions in the Salvadoran Institute of … Read more

Region: Latin America Language: English Year: 2011 Source: Background paper commissioned for the WHO conference on the Social Determinants of Health (http://www.who.int/sdhconference/resources/draft_background_paper24_brazil.pdf) Author(s): Camila Giugliani, Denise Antunes do Nascimento, David … Read more

Region: Latin America Language: Spanish Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author: Oscar Lanza (PHM Bolivia) Summary: Association created in La Paz in 1985, with the aim to impact on … Read more

Region: Latin America Language: Spanish Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Marcela Bobatto (PHM Argentina) Summary: Movement initiated in 1990 by a group of sisters, active in health care … Read more

Region: Latin America Language: Spanish Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Sandra Marin (PHM Argentina) Summary: Classes on “plants for health” and community health in a public school for … Read more

Region: Latin America Language: Spanish Year: 2016 Source: contribution for the manual Author(s): Sandra Marin (PHM Argentina) Summary: Red Jarrilla is a network created in 2003 after a series of … Read more

Region: Latin America Language: English Year: 2016 Source: PHM Latin America (PHM-LA) report to PHM Global Author(s): Coordination of PHM-LA Summary: Overview of PHM-LA activities in different subregions: South (Argentina, … Read more

Our consultation on the 2nddraft of the Astana Declaration with our global network of PHC practitioners and activists has been limited, due to the short time frames set by WHO … Read more

Ready to mobilise for PHA4? Check out and use below PHA4 mobilisation material! PHA4 flyer:  English version and Spanish Version and French version PHA4 facebook banner: English version and Spanish version and French … Read more

Assistive technology (AT), a subset of health technology, embodies scientific and technological innovations. It refers to application of organised knowledge and skills related to assistive products, including systems and services. … Read more

If you didn’t know, the World Health Organisation (WHO) gets its funding in two ways: Its member states (MS) are committed to pay WHO assessed contributions(ACs), the amount being determined by … Read more

The debate around access to medicines within the WHO comes with a long and complicated history, and it is usually one of the most hotly debated topics during the organisation’s … Read more

The General Programme of Work 13 (GPW) provides a framework for the WHO’s work in the coming five years. The new GPW, it is claimed, will strengthen the role of … Read more

The 71st World Health Assembly (WHA), held in Geneva from 21-26 May, had a discussion on the Director General’s report on health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory and the occupied Syrian Golan, and … Read more

The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the decision-making body of World Health Organisation. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared … Read more

The Third National Health Assembly in India will be organised on 22-23 September at Raipur, Chhattisgarh, in Central India. Around 1,000 activists from across the country are expected to join the … Read more

Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) volunteer paramedic Razan Al Najjar, 21 years old, was shot and killed by an Israeli sniper as she was trying to provide first aid assistance … Read more

The Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 emerged as a major milestone in the field of global public health. Referring to the social, political and structural determinants of health, emphasizing the importance of accountability … Read more

20 countries abstained and 6 countries opposed a  ‘draft decision’ on 23 May, proposing support to Palestine in its endeavour to provide health services in the current conflict ridden situation. … Read more

The People’s Health Movement was at the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva between May 21-26 as part of PHM’s WHO Watch programme. An detailed commentary on the agenda of … Read more

The People’s Health Movement condemns in the strongest terms recent Israeli violent actions against Palestinian people in the Gaza strip and in the West Bank, in particular the unrestrained use … Read more

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR SELF ORGANISED ACTIVITIES – CLOSING DATE: 15 JULY 2018 The structure of the PHA4 program will provide a space for self-organized activities. In the afternoons of the … Read more

We, representatives of civil society activists, academics and advocates for health, have met in Nairobi, Kenya, on the 9th of April 2018 for commemoration of World Health Day and the … Read more

This booklet has its origins in a meeting in autumn 2016, attended by over thirty activists, researchers and health professionals from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe and North America. After … Read more

Date: 14 Mar 2018 PHM Monthly Meeting 06.03.2018 This meeting was held at the usual venue of Nagarodaya Centre on Danister de Silva Mawatha, Borella, Colombo 8. The meeting was … Read more

Excerpts from review of GHW5 in the British Medical Journal: Since 2005 a transnational network of researchers and campaigners broadly sharing this second view, operating on a shoestring budget, has … Read more

Between now and November 2018 we will be sharing PHA4 Newsletters with news about global mobilisation activities, updates on the program, general information on logistics and much more! Follow this … Read more

Date: 19 Feb 2018 The leadership of PHM/Ghana – represented by Kingsley Pereko, Selorme Azumah, Kennedy Antwi, John Eliasu Mahama and Sidua Hor – met with Prof. David Sanders on … Read more

On January 30, 2018 eleven members of the Central Council of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) were arrested after realeasing a brief public statement affirming that war in Syria is … Read more

It seems that the Global Fund believes that it can address the challenges of AIDS, TB, and malaria while accepting funds from corporate investors and the alcohol and food industries. … Read more

PHM Global steering council meeting taking place in Bangkok from the 28th to the 31st of January 2018. Identifying current and emerging threats to people’s health, mobilizing towards People’s Health … Read more

Date: 28 Jan 2018 COMMUNITY WORKING GROUP ON HEALTH Press Statement 24 January 2018 Government must show political will to address Cholera and Typhoid in Zimbabwe THE Community Working Group … Read more

This 3 Day International Conference will take place in New Delhi 28-30 March, 2018. Specific objectives of the conference: To  harness  evidence regarding the prevalence of  both  under  nutrition and  … Read more

PHA4 is taking place 15-19 November 2018 – hosted by PHM Bangladesh in Savar, Bangladesh. The objectives of the Assembly and associated activities include: To evaluate and critically analyze current … Read more

WHO Watch is a civil society project directed to the democratisation of global health governance and coordinated through PHM and Medicus Mundi International (more here).   As part of WHO Watch, PHM … Read more

Now in its fifth edition, the GHW is widely perceived as the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health. This new edition addresses the key challenges facing governments and … Read more

Date: 21 Nov 2017 A PHM meeting for the Middle East and North Africa region happened in Tunis this weekend. Delegates from Egypt, Palestine, Morocco, Lebanon and Jordan were hosted … Read more

The International Association of Health Policy in Europe (IAHPE) held its 18th conference on 21-24 September in Thessaloniki (Greece). Researchers, academics and activists – many of them linked to the People’s … Read more

Date: 31 Aug 2017   Mother Earth: One Health  A learning scenario of unity, utopias, realities and dreams. Moments of The Global Encounter in Rosario Argentina, june 2017 ReAct Latin … Read more

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People’s Health Movement holds the Moroccan authorities responsible for the crisis situation in the health sector and call them to respond to the demands of peacefully protesting students at medical … Read more

We denounce terrorist activities on the Easter Sunday and turmoil caused by extremist elements twenty two days later with equal detest.  As well these should not be outcomes within a … Read more

Health networks demand justice for Dr Payal Tadvi, condemn the caste based discrimination in medical education institutions We, members of Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) and Medico Friend Circle (MFC) – national … Read more

People’s Health Movement Global: Solidarity with health rights activists and organisations in the Philippines (16 May 2019) The People’s Health Movement (PHM) denounces the on-going smear and vilification campaign against … Read more

Israeli Occupation Forces continue to target civilians and health workers in the occupied Palestinian territory   Introduction: The occupation’s structuring and segregation is the most destructive tool used against the health of the … Read more

Advancing Support for Women to Combine their Productive and Reproductive Roles Including Breastfeeding in the Informal Economy   The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) and People’s Health Movement (PHM) call for the safety … Read more

Dear friends We, as People’s Health Movement, stand in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka in its time of grief and extend our deepest sympathy to the victims, to their family, … Read more

On 08 April 2019, in commemoration of the 7th of April, PHM DRC in partnership with the NGO Etoile du Sud and the collective NGO of integrated development in Congo … Read more

On the 7th of April, PHM West and Central Africa issued out a declaration denouncing the rise of fundamentalism and violence in several West and Central African countries and calls … Read more

On April 2nd, a PHM Europe group participated in the demonstration and conference “Our Health is Not for Sale!” that took place in Brussels, organized by European Network Against the … Read more

On the 6th of April, PHM Argentina is part of a meeting of the health movement LACRIMPO (it is part of PHM Latin America) of the Province of Misiones (North … Read more

PRESS RELEASE | April 5, 2019 Reference: Edelina dela Paz, MD 09178113298 Universal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere – At What Cost to the People? The World Health Organization chose Universal … Read more

We are pleased to release the final Declaration of the Fourth People’s Health Assembly (PHA4). The Declaration, which is dedicated to our dear friend and comrade Amit Sengupta, is based … Read more

People’s Health Movement Kenya World Health Day 7th April 2019 Report: Since 1950, World Health Day has been celebrated on the 7th of April of each year with a goal … Read more

In a historic victory for people’s movement towards reproductive rights of Korean women, South Korean Constitutional Court has overturned the current law which criminalised abortion. The court has asked the … Read more

OUR HEALTH IS NOT FOR SALE! People’s Health Movement is mobilising towards reclaiming the World Health Day as People’s Health Day on April 07. See the map* of all the actions … Read more

Click Here to download the PHM Uganda Newsletter

PHM, along with around 45 other organisations, has issued an open letter against weaponisation of food aid in Venezuela and strongly condemns the undermining of food sovereignty in Venezuela. For … Read more

The whole family of the Palestinian Medical Relief Society is in shock and mourning following the killing of our first aid volunteer Sajed Mizher, from Dheisheh refugee camp south of … Read more

The People’s Health Movement (PHM) supports the Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) statement[1] highlighting the need for an urgent political intervention to resolve the crippled health situation in Zimbabwe, which … Read more

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The People’s Health Assembly (PHA), is organised approximately every 5 to 7 years by the People’s Health Movement (PHM), a global network of grassroots health activists, civil society organisations and … Read more

PHM India (Jan Swasthya Abhiyan) and Right to Food Campaign express solidarity with tribal communities and other forest dwellers in their fight under the Forest Rights Act. As health and … Read more

As the General Elections-2019 in India are fast approaching, PHM India (Jan Swasthya Abhiyan) activists are pushing the political structures to address the issues plaguing people’s health by releasing a … Read more

WHO watchers read out statement at EB144 – see video links below. For more information and all PHM statements and positions developed during WHO watch over the past years organised … Read more

Job Title: Public Health Communications Officer Job Location: New Delhi, India Description of Position Fixed-term 12 month contract, renewable dependent on performance and availability of funds. Initially for 1 year, … Read more

The People’s Health Movement of South Africa (http://phm-sa.org/) notes with deep concern the reports of denial of access to emergency health care for people injured following protests against the Zimbabwe … Read more

Modicare: High on rhetoric, low on evidence We are surprised at the Comment by Richard Horton on Modi Government’s Ayushman Bharat (AB) (1) in The Lancet. The component emphasized as … Read more

Thank you to all those who have contributed so far to the unforeseen PHA4 expenses due to the political climate in which PHA4 was organised. These expenses added up to … Read more

Statement on access to safe, quality and legal abortion Peoples Health Movement (PHM) Following on the fourth People’s Health Assembly (PHA) of the global People’s Health Movement (PHM) concluded in … Read more

PHM’s analysis and commentary on the issues coming before the Board is now published on PHM’s WHO Tracker site (here). It is also available as a downloadable PDF file (here). … Read more

The summary of the Global Health Watch 5 is available in Spanish. CLICK HERE

Our appeal goes to the people of the free world to ask them to join the voice of the BDS movement to support boycotting the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis … Read more

Thanks to all who generously donated towards the PHA4 related debt (see more information below). We need to continue and increase our efforts So far a total of EUR 12 … Read more

We, the People’s Health Movement (PHM), are deeply distressed and concerned about the complaints of sexual harassment from a few women colleagues attending the fourth People’s Health Assembly in Savar, … Read more

We, members of independent Civil Society in Africa including members of the People’s Health Movement (PHM)[i], are committed to Comprehensive Primary Health Care and addressing the Social, Environmental and Economic Determinants … Read more

We have just completed a very successful 4th People’s Health Assembly (PHA4), the largest to date in PHM’s history. 1400 registered participants (approximately 700 from Bangladesh and the remainder from … Read more

The People’s Health Movement (PHM) condemns the actions of the Nicaraguan Government in deregistering the Centre for Information and Health Advisory Services (CISAS) and deporting its director Ana Quirós Víquez, … Read more

The 4th People’s Health Assembly (PHA4), with 1400 registered participants from 73 countries, was the largest to date in the history of the People’s Health Movement. Watch the following videos … Read more

[Spanish version – version en Espanol] The People’s Health Movement in Latin America hereby expresses to the international community its profound concern over the events that have been occurring in … Read more

“One of the strongest pillars”: Dr Amit Sengupta, a leader of the public health movement, dies at 60 In Amit Sengupta’s passing, public health loses a key voice Delhi-based public … Read more

"There was magic in the air for the last 4 days, the magic of people's strength." Amit Sengupta, closing the 4th People's Health Assembly in Dhaka, Bangladesh It is with ... Read more

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing away of our dear comrade Dr. Amit Sengupta, a beloved colleague, friend, mentor and activist. Amit passed away on 28 … Read more

Check here for more information about the Fourth People’s Health Assembly at Dhaka, 15-19 November. See here for program of the Assembly. See here for details on workshops. See the … Read more

Call for Watchers to participate to the Executive Board in May 2019 PHM is preparing for watching the 72nd World Health Assembly (WHA-72) of W.H.O taking place from 14th May … Read more

Alternative Civil Society Astana Statement on Primary Health Care We, members of public interest civil society organisations and social movements, some of whom are participants at the Global Conference on … Read more

The struggle for health and social justice has a long and proud history that has been driven by diverse social movements involving many individuals and organisations in different contexts. Today, … Read more

PHM Kenya held a press conference on 5 October at Silver Springs Hotel, Nairobi, to highlight the gaps in information about the crisis at Pumwani Maternity Hospital. We emphasized that … Read more

PHM attended the World Association of Breastfeeding Action (WABA) Partners meeting in Penang September 25-27. The main theme was to coordinate renewed efforts to get more states ratifying the ILO … Read more

The PHM-OZ workshop was planned in collaboration with the Public Health Association of Australia Political Economy of Health Special Interest Group. We called the workshop Health for All or Health … Read more

People’s Health Movement Nepal in association with Resource Center for Primary Health Care (RECPHEC) organized launching of “Global Health Watch: An Alternative World Health Report”, Volume 5 and National Assembly … Read more

By invitation, PHM Kenya was represented at the workshop on Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Kenya, to take part in review of fulfillment of economic social and cultural rights in … Read more

On 3rd September PHM’s 2018 Global Health Watch 5 (GHW5) was launched in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Many prominent figures and Members of the Peoples’ Health Movement of Sri Lanka were … Read more

On Friday, August 3, 2018, the 5th edition of the GHW was launched at the School of Public Health of the State Health Secretariat of Rio Grande do Sul (ESP … Read more

Every year, governments are diverting $1 trillion dollars away from people and public services into the hands of big companies, whilst across the world, hundreds of millions of people are … Read more

“Now in its 5th edition, the Global Health Watch 5 (GHW5) is widely perceived as the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health” Since the beginning of the year, … Read more

In November this year, the PHM is organising the fourth Peoples Health Assembly (PHA4) As you may know, in November this year Peoples Health Movement (PHM) will be hosting the Fourth People’s Health Assembly (PHA 4) in Bangladesh. … Read more

The Health Work Committees denounces the international human rights and humanitarian silence towards the continuation of the Israeli occupation in targeting health and humanitarian staff in occupied Palestine, the last … Read more

Argentina’s current abortion law puts women’s health and lives in danger and denies us our essential reproductive rights, allowing legal abortion only in cases of rape or risk to a … Read more

PHM Nepal having its secretariat at RECPHEC (Resource Center for Primary Health Care), a National NGO in Kathmandu which is mobilizing for 4PHA through students’ circle and country circle. Public … Read more

PHM Australia is pleased to announce an important workshop designed to examine the impacts of neoliberal globalisation on health and health care in Australia, in the region and globally. The … Read more

The People’s Health Movement Benin launched on Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Cotonou a mini-IPHU on adapting the human rights-based approach to the reproductive health of young people and women … Read more

The International People’s Health University of the People’s Health Movement jointly with Gonoshasthaya Kendra, PHM Bangladesh, Third World Network  and SAMA Resource Group for Women and Health with Naripokkho announce “THE … Read more

The International People’s Health University of the People’s Health Movement jointly with Gonoshasthaya Kendra, PHM Bangladesh, Third World Network  and SAMA Resource Group for Women and Health with Naripokkho announce “THE … Read more

Region: South East Asia Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Fran Baum Summary: PHM OZ was established after the first People’s Health Assembly (PHA1), where some participated … Read more

Region: South Est Asia Language: English Year: 2011 Source: Discussion paper Author(s): David Legge Summary: Overview of three Indigenous health services in Australia, where community-led services have had success in … Read more

Region: South Asia Language: English Source: material collected as part of the PHM global action-research project “The contribution of civil society organisations in achieving health for all” Author(s): JSA (PHM … Read more

Region: Middle East Language: Arabic (French translation) Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Firas Jaber, Iyad Riyahi, Eileen Kuttab Summary: The story of the youth movement in Palestine from … Read more

Region: Africa Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Denis Bukenya, Danny Grotto (PHM Uganda) Summary: The People’s Health Movement Uganda Chapter, founded in 2009 by a group … Read more

Region: Africa Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): PHM Tanzania Summary: PHM Tanzania is a registered national NGO and was established shortly after the third People’s Health Assembly (July … Read more

Region: Africa Year: 2016 Source: material collected as part of the PHM global action-research project “The contribution of civil society organisations in achieving health for all” Author(s): PHM South Africa … Read more

Region: Africa Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): A sub-group of PHM Kenya drafted this contribution (Ravi Ram, Erick Otieno, Dan Owalla, Bernadette Muyomi, Kamlas Oodhus). The … Read more

Region: Africa Language: French Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Serge Djacpou Djomo (PHM Cameroun) Summary: PHM Cameroun started in 2011 (before there were only individuals involved); in 2012 … Read more

Region: Europe Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Anuj Kapilashrami and Sara Marsden, with contributions from Tony Robertson, Sue Laughlin and Eva Gallova; all PHM Scotland steering … Read more

Region: Europe Language: English Year: 2016 Source: material collected as part of the PHM global action-research project “The contribution of civil society organisations in achieving health for all” Author(s): Grup-pa … Read more

Region: Europe Language: French Source: web interview (http://www.sante-solidarite.be/aux-origines-de-la-plate-forme-daction-sante-et-solidarite) Author(s): PASS (Belgian Platform for action on Heatlh and Solidarity) Summary: History of the originis of this Belgian network created in 2008 … Read more

Region: Europe Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Egmont Ruelens Summary: Participatory action research by doctors of a MPLP (Doctors for the people) clinic in Belgium on … Read more

Region: Europe Language: French Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Alexia Fouarge (Médecine pour le tiers monde, M3M) Summary: A joint campaign by M3M and the international solidarity movement … Read more

Region: North America Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Ben Palmquist, Campaign Manager, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) Summary: The “Healthcare Is a Human Right” … Read more

Region: North America Language: English Year: 2016 Source: story for the PHM website Author(s): Lori Hanson; Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay (PHM Canada) Summary: Members of PHM Canada had been discussing the idea … Read more

Region: North America Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): OCAP Summary: As the crisis of food poverty and hunger intensified, in 2004, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) came … Read more

Region: Central America Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author: Lori Hanson (PHM Canada) for the Guardians of Yaoska, with assistance from the Humboldt Centre in Managua Summary: … Read more

Region: Central America Language: English Year: 2016 Source: Draft chapter for Global Health Watch 5 Author(s): Susana Barria Summary: Between 1999 and 2003, trade unions in the Salvadoran Institute of … Read more

Region: Latin America Language: English Year: 2011 Source: Background paper commissioned for the WHO conference on the Social Determinants of Health (http://www.who.int/sdhconference/resources/draft_background_paper24_brazil.pdf) Author(s): Camila Giugliani, Denise Antunes do Nascimento, David … Read more

Region: Latin America Language: Spanish Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author: Oscar Lanza (PHM Bolivia) Summary: Association created in La Paz in 1985, with the aim to impact on … Read more

Region: Latin America Language: Spanish Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Marcela Bobatto (PHM Argentina) Summary: Movement initiated in 1990 by a group of sisters, active in health care … Read more

Region: Latin America Language: Spanish Year: 2016 Source: Contribution for manual Author(s): Sandra Marin (PHM Argentina) Summary: Classes on “plants for health” and community health in a public school for … Read more

Region: Latin America Language: Spanish Year: 2016 Source: contribution for the manual Author(s): Sandra Marin (PHM Argentina) Summary: Red Jarrilla is a network created in 2003 after a series of … Read more

Region: Latin America Language: English Year: 2016 Source: PHM Latin America (PHM-LA) report to PHM Global Author(s): Coordination of PHM-LA Summary: Overview of PHM-LA activities in different subregions: South (Argentina, … Read more

Our consultation on the 2nddraft of the Astana Declaration with our global network of PHC practitioners and activists has been limited, due to the short time frames set by WHO … Read more

Ready to mobilise for PHA4? Check out and use below PHA4 mobilisation material! PHA4 flyer:  English version and Spanish Version and French version PHA4 facebook banner: English version and Spanish version and French … Read more

Assistive technology (AT), a subset of health technology, embodies scientific and technological innovations. It refers to application of organised knowledge and skills related to assistive products, including systems and services. … Read more

If you didn’t know, the World Health Organisation (WHO) gets its funding in two ways: Its member states (MS) are committed to pay WHO assessed contributions(ACs), the amount being determined by … Read more

The debate around access to medicines within the WHO comes with a long and complicated history, and it is usually one of the most hotly debated topics during the organisation’s … Read more

The General Programme of Work 13 (GPW) provides a framework for the WHO’s work in the coming five years. The new GPW, it is claimed, will strengthen the role of … Read more

The 71st World Health Assembly (WHA), held in Geneva from 21-26 May, had a discussion on the Director General’s report on health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory and the occupied Syrian Golan, and … Read more

The World Health Assembly (WHA) is the decision-making body of World Health Organisation. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared … Read more

The Third National Health Assembly in India will be organised on 22-23 September at Raipur, Chhattisgarh, in Central India. Around 1,000 activists from across the country are expected to join the … Read more

Palestinian Medical Relief Society (PMRS) volunteer paramedic Razan Al Najjar, 21 years old, was shot and killed by an Israeli sniper as she was trying to provide first aid assistance … Read more

The Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 emerged as a major milestone in the field of global public health. Referring to the social, political and structural determinants of health, emphasizing the importance of accountability … Read more

20 countries abstained and 6 countries opposed a  ‘draft decision’ on 23 May, proposing support to Palestine in its endeavour to provide health services in the current conflict ridden situation. … Read more

The People’s Health Movement was at the 71st World Health Assembly in Geneva between May 21-26 as part of PHM’s WHO Watch programme. An detailed commentary on the agenda of … Read more

The People’s Health Movement condemns in the strongest terms recent Israeli violent actions against Palestinian people in the Gaza strip and in the West Bank, in particular the unrestrained use … Read more

CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR SELF ORGANISED ACTIVITIES – CLOSING DATE: 15 JULY 2018 The structure of the PHA4 program will provide a space for self-organized activities. In the afternoons of the … Read more

We, representatives of civil society activists, academics and advocates for health, have met in Nairobi, Kenya, on the 9th of April 2018 for commemoration of World Health Day and the … Read more

This booklet has its origins in a meeting in autumn 2016, attended by over thirty activists, researchers and health professionals from Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe and North America. After … Read more

Date: 14 Mar 2018 PHM Monthly Meeting 06.03.2018 This meeting was held at the usual venue of Nagarodaya Centre on Danister de Silva Mawatha, Borella, Colombo 8. The meeting was … Read more

Excerpts from review of GHW5 in the British Medical Journal: Since 2005 a transnational network of researchers and campaigners broadly sharing this second view, operating on a shoestring budget, has … Read more

Between now and November 2018 we will be sharing PHA4 Newsletters with news about global mobilisation activities, updates on the program, general information on logistics and much more! Follow this … Read more

Date: 19 Feb 2018 The leadership of PHM/Ghana – represented by Kingsley Pereko, Selorme Azumah, Kennedy Antwi, John Eliasu Mahama and Sidua Hor – met with Prof. David Sanders on … Read more

On January 30, 2018 eleven members of the Central Council of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) were arrested after realeasing a brief public statement affirming that war in Syria is … Read more

It seems that the Global Fund believes that it can address the challenges of AIDS, TB, and malaria while accepting funds from corporate investors and the alcohol and food industries. … Read more

PHM Global steering council meeting taking place in Bangkok from the 28th to the 31st of January 2018. Identifying current and emerging threats to people’s health, mobilizing towards People’s Health … Read more

Date: 28 Jan 2018 COMMUNITY WORKING GROUP ON HEALTH Press Statement 24 January 2018 Government must show political will to address Cholera and Typhoid in Zimbabwe THE Community Working Group … Read more

This 3 Day International Conference will take place in New Delhi 28-30 March, 2018. Specific objectives of the conference: To  harness  evidence regarding the prevalence of  both  under  nutrition and  … Read more

PHA4 is taking place 15-19 November 2018 – hosted by PHM Bangladesh in Savar, Bangladesh. The objectives of the Assembly and associated activities include: To evaluate and critically analyze current … Read more

WHO Watch is a civil society project directed to the democratisation of global health governance and coordinated through PHM and Medicus Mundi International (more here).   As part of WHO Watch, PHM … Read more

Now in its fifth edition, the GHW is widely perceived as the definitive voice for an alternative discourse on health. This new edition addresses the key challenges facing governments and … Read more

Date: 21 Nov 2017 A PHM meeting for the Middle East and North Africa region happened in Tunis this weekend. Delegates from Egypt, Palestine, Morocco, Lebanon and Jordan were hosted … Read more

The International Association of Health Policy in Europe (IAHPE) held its 18th conference on 21-24 September in Thessaloniki (Greece). Researchers, academics and activists – many of them linked to the People’s … Read more

Date: 31 Aug 2017   Mother Earth: One Health  A learning scenario of unity, utopias, realities and dreams. Moments of The Global Encounter in Rosario Argentina, june 2017 ReAct Latin … Read more

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