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Canadian Health Workers Stand With Gaza

As workers, students and activists in the health sector we condemn the gross and inhumane Israeli massacre of Palestinians in Gaza. We call for an immediate end to the ground invasion, the bombings and the 18 month siege on Gaza that has created a dire health and humanitarian crisis in Palestine.

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Together to stop violation of the Palestinian people right to life and health

Since the beginning of the Israeli vicious attack and non-stop bombardment of Gaza, the violations of the right of the Palestinian people to life and health has simultaneously risen.

No Palestinians have been immune to this violent attack, including children, women and elderly people.

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The humanitarian disaster in Gaza continues

Health sector on the brink of collapse

Ramallah, 07/01/09: The Israeli military operation in Gaza has entered its twelfth day. Attacks from the air, the sea and the land continuously claim more and more Palestinian lives, including many innocent civilians among which women and children.

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Palestinian Medical Relief Society
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STOP the military massacre in Gaza NOW!

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Wed, 12/31/2008

Press release: Cairo and Ramallah (West Bank): 31st Dec 2008

"STOP the military massacre in Gaza NOW!"

Health groups demand Israel immediately stop ongoing military attack

The People's Health Movement condemns the brutal attack on Palestinians and demand an immediate stop to Israel's ongoing military attack on Gaza. People's Health Movement is a global coalition of grassroot health and peace activists fighting injustice, ill health and poverty, worldwide.

Urgent Appeal to stop the massacre in Gaza Strip

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Sat, 12/27/2008

The vicious Israeli aggression on Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip adds to the suffering of the people who have been under an imposed siege causing a severe shortage of food, medicine, electricity and various types of fuel. The aggression which started this morning has killed and injured tens of Palestinians in Gaza.

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Health Work Committees Palestine
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Black Saturday: Massacre in Gaza

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Sat, 12/27/2008

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing" Edmund Burke

You are probably aware that the Israeli Cabinet has in the last few days approved the launch of a military operation against Gaza by all the forces of the Israeli demolishing forces (IDF). The assault was launched at around 11:30 am and carried out in two separate waves of attacks, during which over 100 bombs were dropped on dozens of targets. Some 80 warplanes and helicopters took part in the assault destroying several civil police compound and civilian homes.

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Dr. Yousef Mousa, Executive Director, UHWC Gaza
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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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Declaration from the National Egyptian Committee on the Right to Health

On Thursday September 4th, 2008 the Egyptian Administrative Court has announced its verdict in the urgent appeal of the case no. 21665/61 by suspending the execution of the Prime Minister decree no. 637 for the year 2007 by founding the Egyptian Holding Company for Heath Care.

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Egyptian Right to Health Committee
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PHM Campaigns: 

Iraqi hospitals overwhelmed by number of casualties following intense fighting

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Fri, 04/04/2008
Five days of intense fighting between the Mehdi army militia and the Iraqi military has left hospitals in Iraq overwhelmed with the number of casualties. Doctors for Iraq's network of doctors across the country report that hospitals are lacking many medical supplies such as IV fluid, antibiotics and specialist doctors to treat the injured.

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Doctors for Iraq
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On the untimely demise of Palestinian activist doctor Ahmad Maslamani

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Tue, 01/08/2008

Monday morning January 7 we, at the intal secretariat in Brussels, received the message about the sudden death of Dr. Ahmad Maslamani earlier that day. It left us in disbelief and shock.

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intal staff
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An update on the right to health campaign in Egypt

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Sun, 12/16/2007

It is important to celebrate small victories, no matter how partial or temporary they may be. As you all know, the government of Egypt had declared its intention and insistence to introduce a new law under the banner of "health reform". In reality, this amounted to the privatization of the majority of the health care facilities in Egypt as well as running the whole system on market for profit basis. In addition, a multi-tier system is developed in which a basic package for the poor is provided while higher packages of health services are provided for those who can afford it.

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Alaa Shukrallah
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Against the privatization of health insurance in Egypt

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Sun, 06/17/2007

Committee for Defending the Citizens Right to Health (CDCRH) was founded last May by 21 civil society organizations as a reaction to the Prime Minister declaration no. 637 for the year 2007 that has founded the "Egyptian Holding Company for Health Care". The CDCRH hereby announces its position to the people and the press.

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Committee for Defending the Citizens Right to Health (CDCRH)
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Public Health Disaster Faces Northern Gaza Strip as Sewage Treatment Plant Floods Village, Killing 6

Ramallah, 27-03-07: Six Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip today, drowned in a flood of sewage that swept over the village of Um Al Nasser in the Northern Gaza Strip as the banks of a nearby waste water treatment pool burst. Two elderly women, two children and a teenage girl were amongst the dead.

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PMRS
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Report of a Solidarity Mission to Lebanon – 18-25 August 2006

Medical Aid for the Third World
09 December 2006
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Medical Aid for the Third World
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