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PHM regional news - State of the movement January 2013

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In preparation for the Steering Council meeting taking place 27-28 January 2013, Bangkok, Thailand, regional representatives prepared reports on activities that took place within their region since PHA3.

A summary has been developed which was presented during the SC meeting.

CLICK HERE for the summary of the regional reports.

Cuban experience with Comprehensive Participatory Planning and Evaluation

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Mon, 01/30/2012

This article introduces Comprehensive Participatory Planning and Evaluation (CPPE), an approach to community participation and empowerment developed from the work of Rifkin, Laverack, Pérez, and others. More than just a methodology, CPPE is an approach which encourages comprehensive analysis and participation by various actors at local, regional, and national level in the planning and evaluation of health actions.

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Pol De Vos / Social Medicine
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Building Hope: Deepening our Understanding of Health Reform in El Salvador

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Thu, 12/15/2011

A first IPHU in El Salvador  took place in La Palma. Entitled “Building Hope: Deepening our Understanding of Health Reform in El  Salvador” it provided a somewhat different model for the IPHU. First, it  targeted  young health professionals working within the Ministry of Health, in health services around the country, professionals active in the process of health reform in El Salvador.

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The People´s Health Movement Latin America (PHM-Ecuador)

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Fri, 07/29/2011

In his work, Juergen Kraus, summarizes PHM Ecuador´s work, starting from the Second People´s Health Assembly. This is an important and well-done accomplishment. Ecuador is a country of where there are large social and political conflicts. These confrontations involve the organized popular movement on one hand, and on the other, forces of capitalism of domestic and foreign origin, engaged in the implementation of neoliberal policies. At this stage, the desire for change is expressed in the struggle for change.

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General Assembly and the Municipal Health Council of Indigenous Peoples

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Mon, 03/21/2011

With the objective of attaining the full participation of indigenous peoples in the management of local health systems,  on February 24, 2011 the General Assembly and Health Council of Indigenous Peoples was installed in the Health District of San Pedro La Laguna, Solola, Guatemala. This was the first such council to be established in Guatemala.

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International Women's Day: Tribute to women in their struggle against violence

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Tue, 03/08/2011

Todas Juntas, Todas Libres

(From the women of Nicaragua)

 

Soy una mujer normal,
no me mires mal que yo soy libre
De andar de aquí pa´ allá
Y de hacer todo lo que me pique.
Si vos te me arrimás,
Somos la grande mayoría.
Sólo quiero igualdad.


Todas juntas, todas libres

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Maria Hamlin Zúniga
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Lecture in Vancouver--Public Health and Social Justice: Partners in Health reports on post-earthquake Haiti

Date: 
Tue, 03/08/2011

When: Wednesday March 23, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Where: University of British Columbia

Room 200, Hennings Bldg, 6224 Agricultural Rd , UBC, (across the Main Mall from the Student Union Building)

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President of FEUE (Ecuador) on humger strike to demand his freedom

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Sat, 10/23/2010

Ecuadorian University Student Federation President, Marcelo Rivera, jailed for over ten months in the García Moreno prison, declared today that he was beginning an open-ended hunger strike, to pressure the government and the courts, in demand of his freedom.

The student leader decided to take this extreme measure to push for a favorable ruling from the Third Division of the Criminal Trial Court, presided over by Dr. Gladys Terán Sierra, during the trial scheduled for 22 October.

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Ecuador: The Events of 30 September 2010

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Fri, 10/08/2010

By Ramiro Vinueza

To understand the events of 30 September we must put them in historical context, which will give us a more complete picture.

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Building Social Participation in Health

On May 28th the first National Health Forum, “Building Social Participation in Health” was held in San Salvador, El Salvador with the participation of around 3,000 people from around the country. 

The Government of El Salvador’s Health Policy for 2009-2014 includes, among other areas relevant to citizen participation in health, the creation of a National Health Forum for the purpose of making consensus-based decisions for the development of a National Health 

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Seizure of legitimate generic medicines is condemned for violating right to health

Date: 
Tue, 05/18/2010

Press release, 2010 May 14

Latin American civil society condemns Human Rights violation by the EU in the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal

Civil society organizations of Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador, countries affected by the seizure of generic medicines in European harbors, will present to the Permanent People’s Tribunal (PPC), today, May 14th, in Madrid, Spain, a complaint against the European Union (EU) for the seizures. The organizations request that the EU be held guilty for violating the right to health and to life of the populations of the affected countries, for imposing illegitimate and illegal obstacles in the access to generic medicines used in treating several illnesses. The gravity of this fact was reinforced on the 12th of May when the Brazilian and Indian governments requested a consultation in the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO) against the EU and Netherlands regarding the seizures.

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IPHU Chimaltenango web site section (http://www.iphu.org/iphu_guate)

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Thu, 04/15/2010

With the purpose to inform as many people as possible on the events of the short course “ Intercultural Health: perspectives from the original people’s and afro descent from Abya Yala” this sections has been designed  http://www.iphu.org/iphu_guate This section is structured as follows.

  1. Live broadcast: During the course there will be live broadcasting of the most relevant working sessions  (a program with the sessions will be announced). Additionally, this section with list all the recorded broadcasting of the course
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Right to Health and Health Care Campaign Reports

Date: 
Wed, 03/10/2010

Read and download the Right to Health and Health Care Campaign (RTHHC) reports:

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Cuba's aid ignored by the media?

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Fri, 02/26/2010

Among the many donor nations helping Haiti, Cuba and its medical teams have played a major role in treating earthquake victims. Public health experts say the Cubans were the first to set up medical facilities among the debris and to revamp hospitals immediately after the earthquake struck. However, their pivotal work in the health sector has received scant media coverage.

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Dr Luther Castillo update: Takeover of Indigenous Garifuna Community Hospital in Honduras

However, he said the staff is staying put, and vows to continue working, even without the small stipend the government had provided in the past and with no guarantee of medicines or vital supplies.

"We will not abandon our people," said Dr. Castillo. "These are the poorest of the poor, the invisible poor. They are the real victims of the coup," he told MEDICC. "And they are the reason so many of our young people decided to become doctors in the first place."

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