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Post 2015 Development Agenda Consultation, organised by PHM, supported by WHO

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Mon, 02/11/2013

 PHM has been involved in the post 2015 development agenda through

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Post 2015 Development Agenda Consultation, organised by PHM, supported by WHO

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Mon, 02/11/2013

In September 2012, the WHO and the UNICEF launched a call for proposals for thematic consultations on health in the post-2015 developmental agenda.

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Open letter to WHO Member States on the occasion of the open-ended Member States meeting on the follow up of the CEWG report November 26-28th 2012

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Tue, 11/27/2012

We would like to share with you the following open letter signed by >60 NGOs on the follow up of the report of the Consultative Expert Working Group (CEWG). A shortened version of this letter was delivered by HAI and KEI at the WHO's open-ended Member States meeting.

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Background to Current WHO Reform Initiatives and Possible Advocacy Messages

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Sun, 09/18/2011

WHO is in crisis. It is in debt and its agenda is increasingly dictated by donors rather than member states. The Director General has initiated a reform process which will come to a head in November 2011. There are powerful pressures at work which are directed to restricting WHO to a purely technical role and towards closer relationships ('partnerships') with private corporations and private foundations (in particular the Gates Foundation).

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Statement on Conflicts if Interest delivered at WHA on behalf of HAI, Berne Declaration, KEI, TWN, PHM, IBFAN

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Fri, 05/20/2011

Today Health Action International, represented by one of its members, Patrick Durisch, delivered the following statement at the World Health Assembly in Geneva on Agenda Item 13.5 Global Immunization Vision and Strategy

64th WHA, item 13.5, 20.05.2011

Statement on the management of conflicts of interest in global immunization governance

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NGOs call on Member States to STOP the World Health Forum

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Tue, 05/17/2011

PRESS RELEASE 16th May 2011

World Health Assembly, United Nations Geneva

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New R&D Group entangled in conflict-of-interest issues

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Wed, 02/02/2011

Geneva, 27 Jan (Heba Wanis) -- The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) accepted the appointment of a major pharmaceutical company executive as a member of the new WHO Consultative Expert Working Group (CEWG) set up to find ways to finance research and development (R&D) into diseases afflicting developing countries despite "conflict of interest" concerns.
 

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Published in SUNS #7076 dated 28 January 2011
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Concerns over reform plan, South stresses on "development"

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Mon, 01/31/2011

Geneva, 28 Jan (K. M. Gopakumar and Sangeeta Shashikant) -- Developing countries highlighted a number of concerns over the reform agenda on "The Future of Financing for WHO" that was unveiled by the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) at the 128th session of the organization's Executive Board held from 17-25 January.

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Published in SUNS #7077 dated 31 January 2011
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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!”

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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.

(Press Release - May 19, 2009) WHA 2009: PHM statements on key health issues

WHA 2009: PHM statements on key health issues - May 19, 2009

On recession and impact on health:

  1. “Declare Global economic downturn a health disaster!”.
  2. Economic Recession is a threat to the world’s health
  3. The PHM demands immediate measures by the international community and individual governments:

PHM Calls Upon the 62nd Assembly to Act Decisively

The People’s Health Movement (PHM) is a world wide movement of people’s organizations, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and wide range of civil society networks and social movements. The PHM was launched as a result of the People’s Health Assembly that was convened in December 2000 in Bangladesh.

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Urgent need to ensure developing countries have fair access to influenza anti-virals and vaccines

The current outbreak of swine flu (H1N1) outbreak has again highlighted concerns that people in developing countries will have little or inadequate access to much needed influenza vaccines or anti-viral treatments. Thus, there is an urgent need for establishing a global system of fair and equitable system for the sharing of the flu vaccines as well as anti-viral treatments on the basis of need, wherein people in affected developing countries have access.

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Third World Network
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PHM Open Letter to the WHO's Executive Board Meeting

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Mon, 01/19/2009

Jan 19, 2009

Distinguished members of the Executive Board of WHO,

The People's Health Movement (PHM) is a world wide movement of people's organizations, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and wide range of civil society networks and social movements. The PHM was launched as a result of the People's Health Assembly that was convened in December 2000 in Bangladesh.

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PHM Global Steering Council
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Reflection on Primary Health Care 30 years after Alma Ata and the challenges ahead

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Thu, 10/16/2008

The recently released World Health Report on PHC (WHO Oct 2008) is an attempt to bring PHC again to the forefront of our priorities in global health. Good for that!

But the world has changed in these 30 years.

In 1978, we did not have:

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Caludio Schuftan
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