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PHA3 introduction


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This is a presentation to be used by health activists around the world in the lead up to the PHA3. The slideshow introduces the People's Health Movement, the People's Health Assembly and provides ideas for pre-assembly activities and mobilisation.
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PHA3 introduction

  1. 1. The People’s Health Movement Global Network for Health Activists Third People’s Health Assembly July 2012 – South Africa
  2. 2. The People’s Health Movement <ul><li>Large global civil society network of health activists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(academics, health professionals, community activists, NGO’s, etc) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supportive of the WHO policy of Health for All and </li></ul><ul><li>(committed to the revitalisation of the Alma Ata Declaration) </li></ul><ul><li>Organised to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Combat the economic and political causes of deepening inequalities in health worldwide – focus on Social Determinants of Health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Revitalise the implementation of WHO’s strategy of Primary Health Care. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. The People’s Health Movement <ul><li>Alma-Ata Conference </li></ul><ul><li>1978 </li></ul><ul><li>134 countries in association with WHO and UNICEF </li></ul><ul><li>'Health for All by the Year 2000' </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined health as an outcome of interaction among social and economic factors and as fundamental human right </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopted comprehensive primary health care to achieve health for all </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Called for multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary actions </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Alma Ata: Health for All by 2000 Unfortunately, that dream never came true <ul><ul><li>Health status of Third World populations has not improved. In many cases it has deteriorated further. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are facing a global health crisis, characterized by growing inequalities within and between countries. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Globalization which prevent the equitable distribution of resources necessary for people's health, particularly the poor. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Within the health sector, failure to implement the principles of PHC has significantly aggravated the global health crisis. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. In 2000 Health activists from around the world came together to find ways to revitalise the Alma Ata Declaration The First People’s Health Assembly was organised preceded by global mobilisation processes collecting testimonies and contributions for the People’s Charter for Health.
  6. 6. <ul><li>December 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>About 1500 persons </li></ul><ul><li>representing groups and networks </li></ul><ul><li>90 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Savar, Bangladesh </li></ul><ul><li>The People’s Charter for Health </li></ul><ul><li>The People’s Health Movement </li></ul>The People’ Health Assembly - 2000
  7. 7. HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN PREPARATION FOR THE 60TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY “ 11th – 12th May 2007 - Geneva” The “PHA” building
  8. 8. HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN PREPARATION FOR THE 60TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY “ 11th – 12th May 2007 - Geneva” Contributions to the People’s Charter for Health – People presenting grass root concerns collected in pre assembly activities in countries around the world
  9. 9. HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN PREPARATION FOR THE 60TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY “ 11th – 12th May 2007 - Geneva” Creative presentation of health issues identified through national mobilisation activities
  10. 10. HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN PREPARATION FOR THE 60TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY “ 11th – 12th May 2007 - Geneva” Collecting input for the People’s Charter for Health
  11. 11. HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN PREPARATION FOR THE 60TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY “ 11th – 12th May 2007 - Geneva” Halfdan Mahler in support of the PHM
  12. 12. HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN PREPARATION FOR THE 60TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY “ 11th – 12th May 2007 - Geneva” The People’s Charter for Health approved !
  13. 13. Outcome PHA1: The People’s Charter for Health A tool for advocacy - Health as a Human Right - Underlying determinants of health Economic Challenges Social and political challenges Environmental challenges War, violence, conflict and natural disasters - A people-centred health sector
  14. 14. The People’s Charter for Health - PCH <ul><li>A call for action </li></ul><ul><li>Action at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>Individual, community, national, regional global </li></ul><ul><li>- And in all sectors. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Outcome PHA1: The People’s Health Movement <ul><li>Global Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Global Health Watch </li></ul><ul><li>International People’s Health University </li></ul><ul><li>Right to Health Campaign </li></ul><ul><li>Country circles and global secretariat </li></ul>
  16. 16. 1. PHM: The Global Health Watch Research , Analysis and Watching GHW is a platform of resistance to the neo-liberal dominance in health. Expressing our opinion (work in progress) comments, videos, audios and images Let us all participate in it and create an alternative space of our own!
  17. 17. 2. PHM: The International People’s Health University IPHU <ul><li>Capacity Building program </li></ul><ul><li>Education and information S hort Course for health activists </li></ul><ul><li>Over 750 alumni worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Roving ‘faculty ’ - learning, sharing and planning </li></ul><ul><li>opportunities for people's health activists in developing countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Networking among health activists </li></ul><ul><li>and young researchers all over the globe </li></ul><ul><li>Globalisation, SDH, CPHC, trade and health, etc </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 18. PHM: The International People’s Health University <ul><li>Cuenca, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Bhopal, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Vancouver, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Atlanta, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Savar, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Jaipur, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Cairo, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Porto Alegre, September 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>London, 2009, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Thessaloniki, May 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Bangalore, September 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Havana, November 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Kisumu, May 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Guatemala </li></ul><ul><li>Sri Lanka, September 2010 </li></ul>
  19. 19. 3.PHM: The Right to Health Campaign <ul><li>Mobilisation and Advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Mobilise communities around the right to health </li></ul><ul><li>Document denial of health rights </li></ul><ul><li>Present testimonies of denial emphasizing the structural and system deficiencies; </li></ul><ul><li>Create awareness amongst local communities about the various health services which the government at different levels should provide . </li></ul>Right to Health Campaign – South Africa
  20. 20. The Right to Health Campaign South Africa
  21. 21. The People’s Health Assembly PHA1 2000 - Savar - Bangladesh PHA2 2005 -Cuenca-Ecuador PHA3 2012 -Cape Town - South Africa
  22. 22. The People’s Health Assembly Two <ul><li>PHA 2 Ecuador </li></ul><ul><li>Delegates from over 82 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Cuenca Declaration </li></ul>The people’s Health Movement
  23. 23. HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN PREPARATION FOR THE 60TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY “ 11th – 12th May 2007 - Geneva” Opening Ceremony PHA2
  24. 24. HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN PREPARATION FOR THE 60TH WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY “ 11th – 12th May 2007 - Geneva” Opening March PHA2
  25. 25. Why focus on Social Determinants of Health? Closing ceremony PHA2
  26. 26. The People’s Health Assembly 3 <ul><ul><ul><li>Cape Town </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>July 2012 </li></ul></ul></ul>Global event: Share experience Analyse and debate Develop strategies for “Health for all”
  27. 27. People’s Health Assembly It is an opportunity to reassess, redirect and re-inspire the movement   PHA3 is not just about developing our movement. It is also about impacting directly in the struggle for social justice : - Health for all, - Decent living conditions for all, - Work in dignity for all, - Equity and environmental justice. Between 1,000 to 1,200 people Majority from South Africa and Africa (approx 65%)
  28. 28. Objectives <ul><li>To reflect on activities and progress </li></ul><ul><li>To plan and consolidate future </li></ul><ul><li>programmes and activities of PHM </li></ul><ul><li>To revisit the People’s Charter for Health </li></ul>
  29. 29. Calendar Day 1: Welcome to IPHU participants and facilitators meeting Day 2-8: IPHU Day 9: Evaluation and Conclusions of IPHU; Meeting of Steering Council (new) Day 10-14: PHA 3 Days 15-17: Steering Council Meeting
  30. 30. Programme Balance between academic papers and grassroots case studies and testimonies falling under the following broad themes:   - Social Determinants of Health (eg: Housing, Water, Sanitation, envir,...) - Economic and Political Architecture - Building Sustainable Health Systems: - Voices of Resistance, Actions and Change - Watching Global Processes and Institution The program will move from analysis to action and each session aims to develop a proposal for action
  31. 31. Pre Mobilisation PHA3 The main objectives of pre-assembly mobilisation are To strengthen collaboration and encourage inspiring exchange amongst PHM activists To increase participation and grassroots voices at the main assembly To collect amendments for the PCH Indian National Health Assembly as pre PHA2 activity
  32. 32. <ul><li>Some questions to be addressed in pre assembly mobilisation can be </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. What issues and challenges unite us as a country and region? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. What strategies can be developed to address these? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Who are the stakeholders that should be involved and how? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Are there networks beyond the health sector that we need to work closer with? </li></ul></ul>Pre Mobilisation PHA3
  33. 33. Some activities that can be carried out as pre assembly activities are - Organising workshops to strengthen the People’s Charter for Health - Gathering testimonies and case studies to reflect grassroots realities within specific themes - Hold hearings or plan action around Right to Health campaign - Developing action plans and campaigns towards a shared agenda - Preparing discussion papers - Feed into the regional mobilisation process Pre Mobilisation PHA3
  34. 34. 1. Motivate and inspire other members of the movement by posting your pre- PHA3 activities on the PHA3 Facebook group : Third People’s Health Assembly and invite more people to the group!. 2. Pro-actively identify existing platforms to organise activities. 3. Contribute to the agenda of the PHA3 by identifying and suggesting possible sessions. 4. Facilitate workshops to make suggestions on the People’s Charter for Health and to identify if the Charter addresses all relevant health and related issues. If not, make recommendations to be discussed during the PHA3. 5. Translate the People’s Charter for Health in your home language and make it accessible to more people. 10 ideas for Mobilisation
  35. 35. <ul><li>6. Collect testimonies on the violation of the right to health (pictures, video, sound clips, text) to be used during the PHA3. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the most successful stories of the realisation of the right to health and showcase in a creative way successful campaigns and activities to inspire others. </li></ul><ul><li>Popularise the PHA and engage with the media through writing articles in the local newspaper, radio interviews and stories, using social networks e.g. Facebook, twitter, blog, and other commonly used media platforms. Use all of these to increase mobilisation and to highlight what is happening around health in your community by telling stories and testimonies gathered. </li></ul><ul><li>Send us your idea to make this Assembly one in which African issues are covered and which presents the spirit of the continent. Make suggestions for documentary showings and cultural events during the PHA3. </li></ul><ul><li>10. Plan action around the People’s Health Movement programmes e.g. Right to health campaign, organise launches of the Global Health Watch 3 (attached to existing events), organise a mini IPHU or a regional or national assembly. </li></ul>10 ideas for Mobilisation
  36. 36. More Information Thank you [email_address]