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President Benigno Aquino III – Free the Health Workers Now!

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Tue, 06/29/2010

President Benigno Aquino III – Free the Health Workers Now!

30 health workers, teachers, community organizers, and allies gathered outside the Philippine Consulate in Vancouver on the eve the Philippines Presidential Inauguration to the demand the release of 43 health workers that have been detained since February 6, 2010.

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PHM-US Update, February 2010

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Thu, 02/25/2010

Save the Date: Doctors for Global Health General Assembly
Atlanta, GA, August 6-8
We are considering having a PHM meeting on the day before or after the DGH Assembly. If you would come to such an event, or would like to help organize it, please let us know at [email protected].

Health and Human Rights Learning Circle

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PHM-US Editorial featured on cover of The Lancet

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Tue, 12/08/2009

Lancet journal coverThe latest issue of The Lancet features the editorial below, written by members of PHM-US.

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People's Health Movement-USA Update

Date: 
Fri, 07/10/2009

In this Update:

  1. PHM at the 1st Annual South Los Angeles Convention on Health and Human Rights
  2. Doctors for Global Health Annual Assembly
  3. Summit of Progressive Physicians Organizations  
  4. PHM Global news: PHA3 task force
  5. Upcoming International People’s Health University short courses
  6. DC Advocacy Circle
  7. New PHM USA Coordination group convenors and members
  8. American Public Health Association
  9. Trade and Health working group meets with US Trade Representative
  10. US Social Forum
  11. NEW PHM related publications, websites, media
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Health and Human Rights Conference in South LA

The Crisis of Health and Human Rights in South L.A: Leveraging Lessons and Getting Results in South LA and Beyond

As the movement for health and human rights advances, its local, national, and international fronts have an unprecedented opportunity to share lessons and leverage resources towards a common purpose: marked and measurable improvements in the health and well-being of children, adolescents and families. In south Los Angeles and beyond, the challenge for health and human rights advocates is not about whether we work together to seize this opportunity to achieve results, but about how.

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Moving Progressive NGO Advocacy to the Next Level

People’s Health Movement USA invites you to:

Moving Progressive NGO Advocacy to the Next Level
May 27, 2009, 6pm
Meet in the lobby off the main entrance the Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St NW
Washington, DC 20008
The hotel is one block from Woodley Park/Zoo/Adams Morgan stop on the Metro Red Line

With the collapse of the neoliberal economic model, the new administration in Washington, and increase attention to comprehensive primary health care and the social determinants of health, progressive NGOs working on health issues must take advantage of the space for action.

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Richmond, CA Activists meet Bhopal Survivors

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Thu, 01/01/2009

On May 26, in the shadow of Chevron’s Richmond Refinery, survivors of the Union Carbide toxic disaster in Bhopal, India met with Richmond residents from the Laotian and African American communities. The People’s Health Movement (PHM-US) and Hesperian brought these geographically distant groups together to share experiences around their closely related struggles for health and justice against corporate pollution. 

 

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Two DC Events on the Role of the Private Sector

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Sun, 02/15/2009

DC Debate This past week, the People’s Health Movement and Oxfam International participated in two Washington, DC events focusing on how beltway institutions like the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC, the private sector arm of the World Bank), USAID, etc., promote involvement of the private sector as the key to scaling up health care. The occasion was the release of the Oxfam briefing paper Blind Optimism: Challenging the myths about private health care in poor countries and PHM’s Global Health Watch 2.

 

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Laura Turiano
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Egypt: Launching the Global Health Watch 2

15-16 December 2008, The Arab Scout Center, Cairo, Egypt

The PHM Global Secretariat, in collaboration with the Environment and Development Program of the Association for Health and Environmental Development (AHED), has organized a 2-days seminar on the Social and Environmental Determinants of Health in which the Global Secretariat has launched the Second Global Health Watch (GHW2) in Cairo.

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U.S.: Help Launch the Global Health Watch 2!

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Mon, 12/08/2008

People’s Health Movement USA will be launching the Global Health Watch in several US cities this winter. Launches are currently being planned for Washington, D.C., Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Iowa City, and Madison, WI. GHW Launch at APHA

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Canada, Ottawa: Community Health Centres and Primary Health Care

Community Health Centres, Primary Health Care and Ottawa Centre

Recently CBC Radio carried an item about new clinics in Alberta: private clinics at which one can enroll, and receive what essentially good primary health care. Nutrition counseling, health promotion programs, someone on call, etc...

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Maija Kagis
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World Health Day 2008: Communities Uniting Against Environmental Destruction!

Date: 
Mon, 04/07/2008
Today, April 7, 2008, marks World Health Day. Designated by the World Health Organization, since 1950 each year a topic important for global health is brought forth as a component of global advocacy for world health. This year the theme of climate change aims to address climate change as a public health issue and the public health threats that arise from "ever growing threats to global public health security".
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Checking in: Health for All or Health for Some? - 15th Canadian Conference on International Health

30 years have passed since the World Health Organization issued the brave and challenging declaration of Alma Ata, signed by 134 member countries. 15 years have passed since the first Canadian Conference on International Health. Can this anniversary conference revive the spirit and excitement of Alma Ata?

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CSIH
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Partners In Health's Institute for Health and Social Justice helps build movement for health and rights

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Fri, 09/07/2007

More than 10,000 people from across the United States and around the world converged in Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this summer for the first-ever U.S. Social Forum. Nearly a thousand workshops, plenaries, concerts, and film screenings addressed the theme “Another world is possible. Another US is necessary.”

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