Info Service on Health Issues (Feb18/03)
PHM believes that the World Health Organisation (WHO) is the legitimate space for global health policy making. Through the WHO Watch initiative, PHM intervenes in the discussion of WHO's key decisions making bodies and brings the voice of the movements struggling for Health for All to the forefront. In addition, we use this opportunity to organise a capacity building workshop for activists interested in the politics of global health governance. To know more about PHM's WHO Watch Initiative, see a video here or click here, or visit our website here.
the Watch team
Consultations will be carried out to include inputs from around the world to the PHM commentary on key issues. This consultation will guide which issues are focused on in the commentary and at WHA meetings.
week before the meeting, the watchers meet in Geneva during a preparatory
workshop to prepare together the positions that PHM will be taking
at the WHA and discuss issues of global health. This workshop is also
open to activists interested in the politics of global health governance,
even if you are not able to stay for the WHA.
A team of watchers will be present at the WHA and will engage with the issues addressed at the meeting by disseminating policy briefs and makes statements from the floor.
This is an opportunity for country circles to present their points of view at the WHA meetings, widen their networks and approaches to issues, as well as build internal capacity.
Some items on this year’s WHA agenda are:
We are looking for people who are involved with PHM country circles to attend the preparatory workshop and WHA71 meeting in Geneva. If you are keen in developing your knowledge on issues discussed at the meeting, and to be involved in strengthening the work around these issues in your country or region after the meeting, please let us know. Good English writing skills are necessary as you will have to take notes live in English and all the documents will be written in English. As the work is intense, being able to work under some pressure and still provide support to your co-watchers will be a great advantage. It will be necessary for you to carry a laptop with you. It is also important for the process if watchers are there for the full period of the meetings, including a preparatory workshop the week before the WHA. But you can also opt for attending only the preparatory workshop
Time table: World Health Assembly- May, 2018
People's Health Movement (PHM) is a global network bringing together
grassroots health activists, civil society organizations and academic
institutions from around the world. to know more about PHM see www.phmovement.org. Guided by the People’s
Charter for Health, PHM works on various programmes and activities
and is committed to Comprehensive Primary Health Care and addressing
the Social, Environmental and Economic Determinants of Health.