PHM mini-assembly during the 2006 World Health Assembly in Geneva

In the margin of the 59th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, the People's Health Movement held a mini-assembly on May 23, 2006, in the headquarters of the World Council of Churches. PHM health activists raised the issues that should be discussed during the WHA and a turnover ceremony was held of the PHM global secretariat from Bangalore, India, to Cairo, Egypt.
PHM web editor
25 May 2006
In the margin of the 59th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, the People's Health Movement held a mini-assembly on May 23, 2006, in the headquarters of the World Council of Churches. PHM health activists raised the issues that should be discussed during the WHA and a turnover ceremony was held of the PHM global secretariat from Bangalore, India, to Cairo, Egypt.

Outgoing coodinator of the global secretariat Ravi Narayan recounts the PHM's evolution from the first People's Health Assembly in Savar to the second People's Health Assembly in Cuenca and beyond.

Arturo Quizhpe, coordinator of the second People's Health Assembly in Cuenca, Ecuador, presents a video documentary about the event made by local health activists.

Martin Khor of Third World Network explains the importance of the research and development framework proposed by Kenya and Brazil in the WHA.

Thelma Narayan, whose organization, the Community Health Cell in Bangalore, has hosted the PHM's global secretariat for the past three years passes this responsability on to AHED in Egypt.

Incoming coordinator of PHM's Cairo-based global secretariat, Hani Serag accepts the challenge to strengthen and expand the global movement for the right to health.

Former WHO director-general Halfdan Mahler reminds health activists that advocating health as a human rights issue is not enough as health is essentially a highly political issue.

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