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Climate and Health Summit

On December 4, 2011, Health Care Without Harm is co-organizing the First Climate and Health Summit, which will take place parallel to the UNFCCC meetings at the Tropicana Hotel in Durban, South Africa.

The event will bring key health sector actors from around the world together to discuss the impacts of climate change on public health and solutions that promote greater health, as well as economic equity between and within nations.

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Humanitarianism ‐ Moving Beyond Medical Rescue to Poverty Reduction, Sustainable Development and Justice?

Date: 
Fri, 10/28/2011

Presentation at the 13th Berlin Humanitarian Congress, Oct 28th 2011

Dr David McCoy, Peoples Health Movement, NHS London, Centre for International Health and Development, University College London

Good morning

It is a real privilege to be able to address this Congress. And my sincere thanks to the organisers of this conference for inviting me to speak here.

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Conflicts of Interest Coalition: Statement of Concern

Date: 
Sun, 09/25/2011

This Statement of Concern has been developed by the Conflicts of Interest Coalition*.

It focuses on the lack of clarity regarding the role of the private sector in public policy-making in relation to the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

 

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Video: Protest action against the EU-India FTA - Brussels - 4 October 2010

Against the backdrop of the 8th ASEM, the Belgian Platform for Action on Health and Solidarity held a protest action against the EU-India FTA during the Asia-Europe People's Forum, in front of the European Commission in Brussels on 4 October 2010.

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The prospects for “global health”: debating the alternatives

Date: 
Sun, 10/03/2010
 International conference: health justice – worldwide!

The prospects for “global health”: debating the alternatives
Side meeting organized in collaboration with the People's Health Movement (PHM)
HEALTH JUSTICE IN EUROPE – networking workshop”

 
Berlin, 18.09.10, 3-6 pm
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PHM Oz Forum on Trade and Health in the Pacific. Report now available.

Date: 
Tue, 05/11/2010

Australia and New Zealand announced in 2009 that they were commencing negotiations with 14 Pacific island countries for a new trade agreement to be called PACER-Plus. This new agreement would replace existing trade arrangements in the region.

PACER-Plus has the potential to enhance or jeopardise health and health care in the Pacific island countries. The current negotiations provide the opportunity to get it right, to promote economic development in the Pacific, to progress Health for All, and make progress towards realising the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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David Legge
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Global Health Watch 3 - Call for Case Studies and Testimonies

Date: 
Wed, 04/28/2010

Examining the World’s Health from an Alternative Perspective

The Global Health Watch provides a platform for activists to share experiences and inform each other with practical examples and theoretical analyses to strengthen local, national, regional and global campaigns towards Health for All!

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Global Health Watch

Novartis threatens Indian generic drug industry

Date: 
Wed, 12/30/2009

For decades, India has been known as the “pharmacy of the developing world” for its ability to supply lifesaving generic drugs at a fraction of the cost of those with brand names. People living in India and throughout the Global South rely heavily on these affordable medicines, and without them antiretrovirals, cancer drugs, and hundreds of other basic medications would be out of reach for millions.

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Hesperian Foundation Weblog
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PHM Letter to UNITAID Board on Patent Pool Plan

Date: 
Thu, 12/10/2009

To,
The UNITAID Board Chair
Dr Philippe Douste-Blazy
Special Adviser on Innovative Financing for Development
UN Under-Secretary-General

We understand that the UNITAID’s Executive Board is to meet on 14-15th December to finalise the Patent Pool implementation plan.

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PHM
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TRIPS and FTAs have adverse impact on access to drugs

Date: 
Thu, 01/01/2009

Geneva, 3 Jun (Kanaga Raja) -- The WTO TRIPS Agreement and the TRIPS-plus provisions in Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have had an adverse impact on prices and availability of medicines, making it difficult for countries to comply with their obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the right to health, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Mr Anand Grover, said on Tuesday.

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Kanaga Raja - TWN
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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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People's Health Movement in Istanbul

Date: 
Thu, 01/01/2009

We have organised a panel discussion with almost twenty representatives from five continents of the PHM with which INSEV has long been collaborating to build the Turkey Circle.

 

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HEALTH: Voices of Alarm and Moderation at WHO Meet

GENEVA, May 18 (IPS) - World Health Organisation (WHO) Director General Margaret Chan issued a warning about the danger posed by the H1N1 flu epidemic, while health ministers from several countries recommended avoiding excesses when it came to remarks about a potential pandemic.

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Gustavo Capdevila
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(Press Release - May 18, 2009) PHM at WHA 2009: “Declare Global economic downturn a health emergency!”

Date: 
Thu, 01/01/2009

“Economic Recession is a threat to the world’s health”

The People’s Health Movement urges the World Health Organization and member governments to “declare the economic recession currently gripping the globe as a health emergency”.

Health activists gathered here in Geneva for the World Health Assembly (18-22 May) are expected to lobby the UN health body and governments to declare global downturn a health emergency.

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