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PHM Sri Lanka – NEWS - November 2011

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Sat, 12/03/2011

PHM Sri Lanka would like to announce the appointment of Dr Vinya Ariyarathne [National Coordinator PHM Sri Lanka]  as President of College of Community Physicians of Sri Lanka. This is a great achievement for him as well as for PHM Sri Lanka. We take this opportunity to congratulate Dr Vinya on your new appointment and please accept our warm wishes.

Stop Police Harassments

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PHM Sri Lanka News

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Thu, 02/24/2011

See attached newsletter on the recent activities of PHM Sri Lanka.

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PHM India (JSA) statement on Binayak Sen's conviction

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Mon, 12/27/2010

We, the Jan Swasthya Abhiyan, a coalition of national networks and organizations actively working for health rights in the country, express our outrage at the verdict of the Raipur district and sessions court, on 24th December 2010, declaring Dr Binayak Sen, General Secretary of the Chhattisgarh People's Union for Civil Liberties and Vice-President of the National PUCL, guilty of sedition and treason, and sentencing him to life imprisonment.

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Freedom of the Morong 43 is fruit of the people’s struggle

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Sun, 12/19/2010

Press release Council for Health and Development - Philippines - 17 December 2010

They braved indefinable forms of human rights violations so that they may live to see the day when they will finally be reunited with their families and people they serve. The Morong 43 are finally free!

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Carlos Montemayor
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Health Workers visit the Morong 43

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Thu, 08/19/2010

Last May 2009, intal partners Advocates for Community Health, Council for Health and Development (CHD) and Gabriela conducted a training cum workshop for community health workers (CHWs) to enhance their skills in documenting their herbal medicine practice. Two participants were conspicuously absent during the follow up training on herbal medicine documentation ---medical doctor Merry Mia-Clamor and midwife Teresa “Tere” Quinawayan. 

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Note on Right to Health activities by Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (PHM-India) during recent period

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Tue, 08/10/2010

Since its formation following the ‘National Health Assembly’ in 2000, within Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (PHM-India) there has been a strong perspective to oppose the weakening of public health systems, to make health systems accountable and effective, to counter commercialization of health care, and to ensure access to health care for all within a broader ‘Right to health’ framework.

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Indian civil society expresses concern over ‘Summits on Intellectual Property’ jointly organised by the George Washington University and CII

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Wed, 03/10/2010
Friday, February 26, 2010

To
Shri Anand Sharma,
Hon’ble Minister of Commerce and Industry
Room No. 45, Udyog Bhavan
Rafi Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Tel: 2306 1492 / 1008
Fax: +91-11-23062947

Re: Summits on Intellectual Property by George Washington University India Project and CII
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Re: Ethics of interaction with Indian Judges, law and policy makers at these summits

Hon’ble Minister,

We, the undersigned public interest organizations and individuals from different fields, note with great concern meetings and "interactions" being organised annually with Indian judges and policy makers on intellectual property as part of so-called summits on intellectual property (IP Summits).

These IP summits in major cities of India are organised annually by the India Project of the George Washington University of the United States, and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with funding from multinational pharmaceutical companies, industry associations and corporate law firms. Even though George Washington University claims to organise and co-sponsor with the Confederation of Indian Industry, industry sponsorship is prominently displayed at the IP summit (See annexure 1).

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Statement of the Alliance for People's Health: International Condemnation of Philippine military and police action against health workers in Rizal, Philippines

Date: 
Tue, 02/16/2010

February 9, 2010

Ambassador Brilliantes
130 Albert Street, Suite 606
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1P 5G4

Dear Ambassador Brillantes,

We are writing to condemn the action of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police at 6:15am February 6th, 2010, when they forcibly detained medical doctors, nurses, and community health workers (CHWs) in Rizal, Philippines during their health skills training-seminar in the house of Dr. Melecia Velmonte.

Health workers who extend their volunteer services to under-served regions are essential to the health and well-being of regular Filipinos who live in these areas. Their service and advocacy work for the community is vital when virtually no other health infrastructure exists.

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The arrest of 43 health workers in the Philippines is an attack on the right to health of the poor

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Tue, 02/09/2010

Third World Relief Fund, a Belgian development NGO, and intal, a solidarity movement with people's movements in the Philippines and other countries, condemns the brazen arrest of 43 doctors and health workers in the Philippines. We consider it an attack on the Council for Health and Development (CHD), our long-time partner organization in the Philippines, and on the right to health of the Philippine people.

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Novartis threatens Indian generic drug industry

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Wed, 12/30/2009

For decades, India has been known as the “pharmacy of the developing world” for its ability to supply lifesaving generic drugs at a fraction of the cost of those with brand names. People living in India and throughout the Global South rely heavily on these affordable medicines, and without them antiretrovirals, cancer drugs, and hundreds of other basic medications would be out of reach for millions.

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Updates from PHM Sri Lanka

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Mon, 07/20/2009

Peoples’ Health Movement Sri Lanka (PHMSL) was launched in the year 2001. The focal point is Sarvodaya Movement and the National Co-ordinator is Dr Vinya Ariyaratne, Executive Director of Sarvodaya.

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Sirimal Peiris
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Elections in India: Fight for a healthy future

It's time for promises - generous, sweeping and all-encompassing. Whenever elections are scheduled, politicians of all hues and affiliations come up with promises, of turning life for the common man into a rosy idyll. Looking through my file of political promises over the last fifteen, I have these samples chosen at random from a thick stack of clippings -

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Sakuntala Narasimhan
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Health groups: Defend affordable drug treatment in India

Date: 
Tue, 01/27/2009

Bayer sues Indian Government to retain monopoly rights / International coalition demands protection of generic pharmaceuticals

Health groups call on German drugmaker Bayer to cancel the suit against the Indian government and domestic drug company Cipla in order to protect affordable drug treatment. The organizations fear that the fate of generics in India may hinge on this case and that thousands of Indians will die without affordable pharmaceuticals.

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Health Action International Asia Pacific (HAIAP), Peoples Health Movement - India, Coalition against Bayer Dangers (Germany)
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Health and human security in West Papua

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Fri, 12/26/2008

Recent publications have highlighted the impact of human rights violations, poverty and extraction of natural resources on the health status of the indigenous people of West Papua. However, the Australian medical literature has so far remained silent on this issue.

Long-standing allegations of violence being perpetrated against Papuan civil society are supported by accounts given by West Papuan refugees involved in an Australian-based study.

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Susan J Rees, Remco van de Pas, Derrick Silove and Moses Kareth
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