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People's Health Movement South Africa - Statement on the Public Sector Strike

Date: 
Mon, 08/30/2010

The South African Chapter of People's Health Movement South Africa (PHM SA)* supports the demands of public sector workers for a wage increase of 8,6 percent and a housing allowance of R1000. We call on the government to meet these demands, and to negotiate openly and honestly with the workers' representative in an atmosphere of mutual respect.

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Call for Commitment to Development Goals and Budgetary Targets

Date: 
Sun, 07/04/2010

 To:  African Heads of State during the AU Summit July 2010

 
Will the AU Summit 2010 taking place in Kampala, Uganda from 19 to 27 July ensure the budgetary targets for development goals become reality?
 
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THE PEOPLE'S HEALTH MOVEMENT CONDEMNS THE SENTENCING OF TIWONGE CHIMBALANGA AND STEVEN MONJEZA IN MALAWI

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Fri, 05/21/2010

The People’s Health Movement, a global network bringing together grassroots activists, civil society organizations, academics and health workers from around the world, condemns the action by the Malawian judicial system in sentencing Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, a gay couple, to 14 years in imprisonment in Blantyre, Malawi for committing “unnatural acts” based on outdated colonial laws.

Section 20 of the Malawian constitution clearly states:

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PHM Global Steering Council
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About PHM-Nigeria

Date: 
Thu, 05/20/2010

PHM Nigeria circle was created when a group of young Nigerian activists were brought together at the April 2010 IPHU course- the struggle for health in Kenya. Although from different parts of the country, we recognized that there is a need for civil society to mobilize for the vision of health for all in Nigeria.

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Right to Health and Health Care Campaign Reports

Date: 
Wed, 03/10/2010

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Focus on Human Resources is the Best Medicine

Date: 
Mon, 07/20/2009

The National Health Insurance (NHI) - in essence a pooling of public and private resources for healthcare - will potentially increase significantly funds for health, and therefore, it is assumed, improve access for all South Africans to a wider range of services.

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David Sanders & Bridget Lloyd, Cape Times
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Updates from PHM Kenya

Date: 
Wed, 07/22/2009

Greetings from Nairobi.

The main objectives of PHM are:

  • To promote the Health for All goal through an equitable, participatory and inter-sectoral movement and as a Rights Issue.
  • To encourage government and other health agencies to ensure universal access to quality health care, education and social services according to people's needs and not people's ability to pay.
  • To promote the participation of people and people's organisations in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of all health and social policies and programmes.
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Erick Otieno Owuor
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People's Health Movement South Africa - Training Update

Date: 
Tue, 07/14/2009

The Right to Health is about people’s access to healthy food, clean water, decent sanitation, adequate housing/shelter, steady employment and proper health information. Because health is determined by so many factors outside the health services, we need to promote people’s understanding of the Social

Determinants of Health as part of the campaign. The campaign must be led by civil society, including many sectors required for the health of communities.

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PHM-SA
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PHM Secretariat moves to Capetown, South Africa: Bridget Lloyd appointed Global Coordinator

BridgetFrom the 1st June 2009 the PHM Global Secretariat will be hosted by PHM-South Africa in Cape Town, South Africa.  Ms Bridget Lloyd has been appointed Global Co-ordinator.

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Doctors Call Zimbabwe’s Ruined Health System a “Man-Made Disaster”

Date: 
Tue, 01/13/2009

In a new report released today, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) finds that a causal chain runs from Mugabe’s economic policies to Zimbabwe’s economic collapse, food insecurity and malnutrition and the current outbreaks of infectious disease. The report is based on a health assessment by PHR public health and human rights experts who travelled to Zimbabwe in December 2008.

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South Africa: Launching the Global Health Watch 2

12 November 2008, Center of the Book, Cape Town, South Africa

The launch was chaired by Marian Jacobs; Molefi Sefularo, the Deputy Minister of Health gave an opening speech; Fran Baum spoke on the report of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health; David Sanders gave an overview of GHW2 and Ncwame Cedile spoke about PHM South Africa.

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Zimbabwe: Launching the Global Health Watch 2

22 October 2008, Harare, Zimbabwe

The Global Health Watch 2 was launched in Harare during the Community Working Group on Health (CWGH) Conference and 10th Anniversary Commemorations that were held from 22 to 24 October 2008.

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New PHM blog online: AfrikaR2H

Date: 
Sat, 03/29/2008

IPHU participants from the 'Africa Group’ have agreed that in order to strengthen the movement, they would each need to first start by working locally, strengthening the PHM activities in their respective countries, Ethiopia, Ghana, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe. They commited to support each other in developing and strengthening the PHM in each of their countries as they work towards an Africa-wide People’s Health Movement.

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Official launch of the RTHHC Assessment in Benin

Date: 
Sun, 03/02/2008

As part of the ongoing Global Right to Health and Health Care Campaign, the campaign was launched in Benin on 1st March 2008 in Abomey Calavi.

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Pacôme Tomètissi
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Health for all now, demand marchers

Date: 
Sun, 09/09/2007

Community organisations, trade unions and religious groups on Saturday banded together to try to force the government to improve the poor state of South Africa's health system.

Sporting placards reading "SA Health Crisis is bigger than Manto vs Routledge", "Public Health before Private Wealth" and "Health for all NOW", hundreds of people marched through Site C, Khayelitsha, to mark the launch of the People's Health Movement's Right to Health Campaign.

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Clayton Barnes
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