PHM-Exch> [PHM NEWS]: PHA4 periodic March 2018 - please share widely

Claudio Schuftan schuftan at
Thu Mar 8 10:20:03 PST 2018

From: Anneleen De Keukelaere <anneleen at>

Be inspired by PHM initiatives across the world which took place within the
past few months! Express solidarity by signing the People's Charter for

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*Health for All NOW!*

*Between now and November 2018 we will be sending out PHA4 Newsletters. To
stay updated on PHA4 news and activities  you can also follow us via*
*the PHA4 facebook group
<>or the PHM website


Read the press announcement in English
- Spanish
and Portuguese


The Assembly will be preceded by country and regional mobilization, using
existing events to mobilise, strengthen and grow the movement towards the
gathering in Bangladesh. The regional mobilization will also be used to
identify, discuss and debate issues relevant to the region in preparation
for discussions at the Assembly.

Please connect within your countries and regions to be part of mobilization
and activism leading up to the Assembly. If you know of events being
planned that can be used to mobilise, or to which regional or country
Assemblies could be linked to, please do let your regional coordinators
know (find out who they are here <>)
and / or share via the PHA Facebook group


·   * The political and economic landscape of development and health*:
Addressing issues ranging from the dominant economic model of development,
power relations between and within countries, trade agreements, and the
role of powerful actors such as multinational countries. It will also
address the underlying factors, global and regional, which are driving
forced migrations and precipitating a humanitarian crisis in many regions
of the world.

·    *Social and physical environments that destroy or promote health:*
Examine factors related to social and environmental conditions and how they
contribute to inequity in access to healthcare services and to social
determinants of health. It will look at power dynamics associated with
class, gender, ethnicity, caste, and others that are being exacerbated by
rising xenophobia, war-mongering and intolerance. Under this theme we will
also examine the increasing responsibility of forced migration, conflict,
climate change and environmental degradation for the profound impact  these
dynamics have on health outcomes.

·    *Strengthening health systems to make them just, accountable,
comprehensive, integrated and networked*: Debate alternative models of
healthcare delivery that are better suited to promote equity in access,
that are fair, and that promote accountable systems built around popular

·    * Organizing and mobilizing yet again for Health for All*: A key
aspect of the struggle for health is the numerous struggles and actions by
groups, peoples, movements, NGOs, and community-based organizations. PHA4
will be a platform for sharing experiences, mutual learning and
strategizing for future action and a source of inspiration for the
continuing struggle.


PHA4 will take place in the building that was built in Gonoshasthaya Kendra
Campus in 2000 <> to host 1,500
representatives from 94 countries of all continents to participate in a the
first ’People’s Health Assembly’ (PHA) held in 3-10 December, 2000. Dhaka
city is only 35 Km far from PHA venue, Savar.

Gonoshasthaya Kendra (GK): Gono means  People  Shasthayameans  Health
 Kendra stands as Centre.

GK’s overall objective is to use primary health care as an entry point to
work with the people, by the people, for the people to develop a Just
Society. GK has two visions firstly, “the fate of the poor decides fate of
the country, “Secondly, development of the country depends on development
of women.”  To fulfill this vision they implement several project such as
training and education, agricultural initiatives, community health
insurance, rehabilitation, research and publication, GH Pharmaceuticals, GK
hospital and much more!

GK has started its activities by establishing 480 beds Field Hospital named
“Bangladesh Field Hospital” for the injured freedom fighters and
Bangladeshi refugees during liberation war in 1971. It was located at
Bisramganj of Tripura state of India adjacent to Bangladesh boarder. *GK
became a pioneer organization that provides innovative community and
comprehensive health care services that is affordable and accessible to the
rural masses in Bangladesh.*

For more information – follow this link <>

PHM is a global network that brings together grassroots health activists,
civil society organizations and academic institutions and individuals from
around the world. Guided by the People's Charter for Health
PHM works on a variety of programmes and activities and is primarily
committed to Comprehensive Primary Health Care and to addressing the
social, economic and environmental determinants of health.

PHM is facing serious cutbacks in funding. We are thus welcoming
contributions/donations from individuals and organizations who believe in
our vision and philosophy to support and sustain our activities. Your
support will enable PHM to remain uncompromised and independent in the
stands it takes. Your donation will contribute to movement building, to the
development of resources for for its advocacy, to strengthening policy
dialogue at different levels, and to strengthen its ‘Health for All’
campaign as a platform for experience exchanges and concerted joint
action.  *Donate now to PHM <>*

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story to globalsecretariat [at]






We welcome contributions/donations from individuals and organizations who
believe in our vision and philosophy to support and sustain the activities
of the People’s Health Movement. This enables us to remain uncompromising
and independent in the stands we take.

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