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India: Launching the Global Health Watch 2

Program for launching of Global Health Watch 2 Report was organized on 6th Nov. in Gandhi Medical Collage, Bhopal, MP. Program is jointly organized by Community Medicine Department, GMC, Bhopal and Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (PHM-India).

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India: Launching the Global Health Watch 2

16 October 2008, St. John's Medical College, Bangalore, India

Prof. Ron Labonte, Canada did the honours. The session was inaugurated by the Director of St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences. There were around 150 participants (30 - 40 medical students and some staff and a number of NGOs and some social activists from Bangalore). There were also participants from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iran and other parts of India who were participating in the first Teasdale Corti Asian Research Training Workshop.

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Sri Lanka: Launching the Global Health Watch 2

The Global Health Watch 2 (GHW2), an alternative to the World Health Report, was launched on 19 November 2008 at 1000hrs at the Nagarodaya Centre in Colombo by the People's Health Movement, Sri Lanka, an umbrella organization of 23 grass root health activists groups. Over 100 participants from these groups attended.

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Melamine Contamination Caused by Corporate Greed, Import Liberalization, Gov’t Neglect

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Sat, 10/04/2008

Two Philippine doctors, one an advocate of community-based health programs and the other a toxicology expert, said that corporate greed, import liberalization, and the lack of priority given by the government to local food production and to ensuring food safety are to be blamed for the entry of melamine-contaminated products in the country.

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Ronalyn V. Olea - Bulatlat
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Open Letter to WHO DG Margaret Chan from Drug Action Forum – Karnataka

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Tue, 09/02/2008

Drug Action Forum - Karnataka is part of Janarogya Andolan Karnataka (a state unit of People's Health Movement), member of AIDAN (All India Drug Action Network http://aidanindia.org/) and HAIAP (Health Action International Asia Pacific www.haiap.org).

Drug Action Forum - Karnataka is a registered, not for profit and independent organisation campaigning for Rational use Drugs and Vaccines.

2nd September 2008

OPEN LETTER TO DG FROM DAF-K

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Drug Action Forum – Karnataka
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Police planting false evidence in Dr Binayak Sen's case, India

Along with Kavita Srivastava, Dipankar and Pranhita (Binayak's brother and daughter), I had a chance to attend the hearings of Binayak's trial on 30 and 31 July at Raipur. As expected we witnessed the bizarre features of this trial which have been already observed by many others - large presence of armed police in and around the court, all entrants to the court being physically searched and checked with metal detectors, Binayak and the other accused (Narayan Sanyal and Piyush Guha) being continuously surrounded by armed police and required to stand in court for long periods of time.

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Abhay Shukla
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Health Professionals and scientists warn: Endosulfan is a potential catastrophic global disaster!

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Fri, 07/25/2008

In a joint press release today, health professionals and toxicologist belonging to RESIST Agrochem TNCs (Resistance and Solidarity against Agrochemical TNCs) called on the government on intense danger of Endosulfan and said that people's welfare is in serious jeopardy. The group warns that Endosulfan is a potential catastrophic global disaster.

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ACTION ON WOMEN'S HEALTH

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Fri, 05/30/2008
23rd April 2008 turned into the Black Wednesday. At Venkatapuram village and Pennaloorpettai of the Thiruvallur district, four Dalit children died shortly after vaccination. The children were given injection for immunization against measles at the weekly camp for Immunization Program. They, however, resulted to be suffered spasms, and frothing at their mouths. The victimized children were buried without proper autopsy.

The Tamil Nadu Government immediately suspended Village Health Nurse (VHN) who had administered the vaccine.
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Tamil Nadu Women's Forum
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APPEAL TO OBSERVE ONE YEAR OF DR. BINAYAK SEN’S UNJUST DETENTION

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Fri, 05/02/2008

On May 13th/14th, 2008 Dr. Binayak Sen, an activist with a lifelong commitment to the issues of community health and human rights, will complete his first year of unjust imprisonment at the Raipur Central jail in Chhattisgarh. Organizations across the globe will be holding events on the evening of May 13th, 2008 to mark one year of his imprisonment. We appeal to your organization to hold rallies, candlelight vigils or lectures against his unconstitutional detention. Please let us know at [email protected] if your organization would endorse this appeal.

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COMMITTEE FOR THE RELEASE OF DR BINAYAK SEN
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India: Fair Trial Doubtful for Honored Rights Advocate

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Tue, 04/29/2008

Chhattisgarh Government Should Not Use Naxalite Issue to Silence Critics.

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Deprived of own freedom Binayak Sen wins global rights award

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Wed, 04/23/2008
Jailed pediatrician, humanitarian worker and civil rights activist Dr Binayak Sen has become the first South Asian ever to win the prestigious 2008 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights.

The Global Health Council is the world's largest membership alliance of public health organizations and professionals working to improve health and save lives among the poor. The Council serves and represents public health organizations and professionals working in more than 140 countries on six continents.

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COMMITTEE FOR THE RELEASE OF DR BINAYAK SEN, NEW DELHI
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Philippines: “Who’s Afraid of Drug Price Regulation?” - HEAD

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Tue, 04/01/2008
Who is afraid of drug price regulation?

Certainly not the patients, who stand to gain much if prices of much-needed medicine are immediately reduced to low, very inexpensive prices. Definitely not the doctors, who will finally see their patients able to comply and adhere to their medical treatment. And absolutely not the general public, who may yet enjoy a better life when even the most essential and life-saving drugs become affordable.

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Health Alliance for Democracy
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Philippines: HEAD on New DOH Order: “Regulating or Legalizing Organ Trade?”

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Mon, 03/31/2008
The much publicized administrative order by the Department of Health allegedly aimed at eradicating the thriving black market of kidney trade may yet result in the exact opposite: the legalization and facilitation of the sale of kidneys and other human organs.

Health Alliance for Democracy (HEAD) warned that this administrative order is a red herring that contains contradictory provisions and paves the way for the virtual legalization of organ trade under the pretext of "management and regulation".

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Philippines: “Generics-only provision playing into the hands of big pharmas” - HEAD

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Tue, 03/25/2008
The contentious "generics-only prescribing" provision of the Cheaper Medicine Bill plays right into the hands of big pharmaceutical companies.

The group Health Alliance for Democracy (HEAD) warned that this provision serves only to distract legislators and stakeholders, divert attention from the flaws that need to be addressed, and prevent a thorough discussion of the more salient features of the bill.

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