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The PHM Sri Lanka is launching a Policy Statement on HIV/AIDS

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Mon, 01/14/2008
Following a decision taken at a Workshop held on 11 December 2007 under the guidance of ILO Resource personnel to prepare and finalize a Policy on HIV/AIDS, Sri Lanka People's Health Movement (PHM) has completed this task.

We have decided to launch the Policy on Saturday, 19 January 2008 at 10.00 a.m. at the Nagarodaya Centre in Borella, Colombo 8.

Author/Source: 
Sirimal Peiris, on behalf of People's Health Movement Sri Lanka
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A victory of the people’s struggle vs. toxic chemicals: Banana plantation suit against activist doctor dismissed!

After seven years of patiently enduring the legal action brought against them by the Lapanday Agricultural and Development Corporation (Ladeco), Dr. Romeo Quijano, president of Pesticide Action Network Philippines, and his daughter Ilang-Ilang were finally acquitted of a civil case of P5.5 million worth of damages.

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Report of the Second National Health Assembly - 23 - 25 March 2007, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

Date: 
Fri, 09/07/2007

The Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA) is the country circle of the Global People’s Health Movement (www.phmovement.org). It was formed in the year 2000 when several national networks collectively organised the first Jan Swasthya Sabha during which over 2000 participants adopted the Indian Peoples Health Charter and launched the JSA to work towards achieving health for all and for equity in health.

Second National Health Assembly (NHA2)

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Community Health Cell (CHC) , Society for Community Health Awareness, Research and Action
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Boycott Novartis campaign

Date: 
Sat, 08/25/2007

Drug Action Forum - Karnataka, India - an independent, not for profit, NGO campaigning for rational drugs has launched "Novartis Boycott" campaign.



So please sign the online Petition Against Novartis at

Author/Source: 
Drug Action Forum - Karnataka

The Global Crisis and People’s Health

Date: 
Tue, 08/14/2007

In a forum on The Global Crisis and People’s Health, held in Balay Kalinaw at the University of the Philippines in Diliman last July 31, health activists pointed out that further militarization pose the greatest threat to health and peace.

The month of July ended with news on climate change, war, violence, militarization and emergence of new forms of diseases.

Author/Source: 
PHM-Philippines
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Global health movement demands release of detained Indian doctor: Release Dr Binayak Sen Immediately!

The People’s Health Movement, a global coalition of health activists and organisations, has demanded that the Indian government secure the immediate release of Dr Binayak Sen, a well known Indian health activist who was arrested by police in the province of Chattisgarh last week.

Author/Source: 
PHM
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Pictures of the Second National Health Assembly in Bhopal, India

Date: 
Mon, 05/07/2007

The Second National Health Assembly (NHA 2) was held from 23rd to 25th March 2007 at Bhopal under the theme “Defending the health of people in the era of Globalisation”.

Author/Source: 
Naveen Thomas
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Stop Bargaining over Life! - A statement of Korean NGOs on the Common Action Day

In January, the Government of Thailand ordered compulsory license on three pharmaceutical substances including Kaletra (Abbott). Thailand is running 'Thai Program of Universal Subsidized Access to AIDS Treatment' from 2004 and 80 thousand patients are benefited from this program. Drugs for second-line treatment are about 14 times more expensive than the first-line drugs. Thereforesecuring inexpensive second-line drug is essential for the success of this program. If Thailand cannot supply these medicines, many patients would have to die.

Author/Source: 
KFHR
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The second National Health Assembly, in Bhopal, criticises the NRHM and the government's health care priorities

SEVEN years after people's health organisations in India met in Kolkata to constitute formally the first National Health Assembly (NHA) and the subsequent meeting in Savar, Bangladesh, launched the global People's Health Movement (PHM), the increasing realisation is that health care has become more iniquitous than ever.

Author/Source: 
T.K. RAJALAKSHMI (Frontline Vol. 24, issue 7)
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Sign-on to help protect access to affordable medicines

Pharmaceutical company Novartis is taking the Indian government to court. If the company wins, millions of people across the globe could have their sources of affordable medicines dry up.

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MSF
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Report on PHM-Iran’s Activities

After Excellent preparation for the CSDH Commissioner's meeting in Tehran, January 2006 a good consensus was built in civil societies community in Iran.

Author/Source: 
Dr. M.A. Barzegar, PHM Iran
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Stop KorUS FTA Right Now!

The 4th round of talks on Korea-US FTA is being held from 23th to 27th October, in Jeju Island in South Korea. Just as we had warned, the FTA talks are being driven to an uneven negotiation behind doors, ignoring peoples' concerns and resistance. Clearly, the FTA is pushed not by peoples' will but by some officials in Rho administration, strongly supporting neoliberal "open-door" policies.

Author/Source: 
Korean Alliance against KorUS FTA(KoA)
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First meeting of PHM Aotearoa/ New Zealand

A meeting was held on Tuesday, 3rd October, 2006 in Auckland to discuss setting up a PHM Aotearoa/ New Zealand circle.

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PHM Aotearoa/New Zealand
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