Earlier PHM Oz Projects and Events

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Forum on Trade and Health in the Pacific

PHM Oz, in collaboration with the La Trobe Institute for Human Security and the Public Health Association of Australia, organised a public forum on trade and health in the Pacific. The forum was held in Melbourne on the 12th-13th April 2010. Background material and links to further information can be found on the resource page PACER Plus: Should we be worried about the impact on health in the Pacific?

Letter to Hon Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister

Fran Baum and David Legge, on behalf of PHM Australia, wrote a letter to Hon Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister, in January 2009 regarding the Australian Government's response to the Gaza conflict. Click here to read the letter.

Successful workshop in Brisbane

PHM Oz worked with the Political Economy of Health and Primary Health Care Special Interest Groups of the Public Health Association of Australia to present a one-day workshop Back to the grassroots: Rediscovering the values on health and social justice prior to the Population Health Congress in July 2008. Read more

Northern Territory Aboriginal Intervention

PHM Oz is deeply concerned by the actions of the former Howard government regarding Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. We developed a response and put out a Call to Action.

Health for All Symposium - NZ

Our New Zealand/Aotearoa colleagues are hosting a symposium "Health for All" in Aotearoa: How can we achieve the vision? in Auckland. The symposium will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care and discuss what actions are needed in the next thirty years to achieve the vision of "Health for All". For more information, download the flyer (link to PDF).

Wrongful conviction of Dr Binayak Sen

PHM Oz protested the wrongful conviction of Dr Binayak Sen in Chhattisgarh, India. Find out more and read the letter to Kevin Rudd.

Changes to PBS legislation

We are concerned about current legislation before parliament regarding the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. We have created a webpage on Changes to PBS Legislation to post relevant information as we learn more about what the changes might mean.

Global Health Watch: Opportunity to participate

Attention academics and post-graduate students!

The Global Health Watch is an alternative world health report from a civil society perspective that is produced every two years. One of the forthcoming chapters in the next Watch will include a critical evaluation of the positive and negative policies and activities of the US government's foreign assistance programmes, including Pepfar. We are looking for help from academic and post-graduate student activists to assist with this chapter by conducting a review of secondary information and available literature on a number of topics. Read more

PHM Right to Health Campaign - Australia

PHM Victoria held a small meeting for interested people in March 2007. We are interested in hearing from anyone in Australia who has an interest in the Right to Health. See the PHM global site or for more information about Australia's involvement email us.

Internet Workshops

PHM Oz has begun holding monthly internet workshops to debate current global health issues. We are currently working on compulsory licensing and have developed a resources page. See here for more information on how to participate in internet workshops.

PHM New Zealand

PHM in New Zealand is getting underway - see the PHM NZ website for more information.

Open letter to WHO Director General

Alison Katz wrote an open letter to Dr Margarent Chan, the new Director General of the World Health Organisation. Click here to read the letter.


See our new Affiliates page announcing the affiliation of the Australian Health Promotion Association with PHM Oz.

Doctors for Iraq - Australian Tour

Dr Salam Ismael is a doctor from Iraq who came to the second People's Health Assembly in Ecuador. Dr Salam made a huge impression on those present. Some PHM activists were involved in helping bring Dr Salam to speak in Australia. Professor Fran Baum, WHO Commissioner on the Social Determinants of Health and PHM activist from South Australia coauthored an article in the Public Health Association of Australia's newsletter about one of Dr Salam's presentations. Follow this direct link to the PDF file of the newsletter Click here for PDF file

PHM Governance Structure

In February 2006 a group appointed by the PHM Global Steering Committee met in Frankfurt to discuss recommendations for the new governance structure for PHM globally and a new location for the Global Secretariat. See the photos

PHA2 Photos

See photos and read stories from Australian delegates at the second People's Health Assembly.

PHM SA Meeting

South Australian delegates told their stories from the second People's Health Assembly.
Read the report at PHM in South Australia

Launch of the Global Health Watch

Following the release of the Global Health Watch in Cuenca Ecuador during the second People's Health Assembly, Professors Fran Baum and Gavin Mooney launched the alternative world health report in Perth on Monday 26 September. Read more

Asia Health Forum

Health Action International Asia Pacific (HAIAP) was one of organisations that established the People's Health Movement and co-sponsored the first People's Health Assembly. Read about the exciting Asia Health Forum held 25-27 April in Malaysia. Read more


Berkeley, Bangalore and Manila; 28 April 05: The newly appointed chief of UNICEF has come under heavy criticism from health activists worldwide. PHM is launching a "UNICEF WATCH" to monitor the new director's 'anti-children' activities and thus defend UNICEF and the rights of children. Read more

Community Health Links Project

PHM Australia is developing a Community Health Links Project to partner Community Health Centres in Australia to brother/sister organisations in the majority world. Read more

People's Health Assembly 2

July 18-23, 2005 Cuenca - Ecuador

The Second Peoples Health Assembly was held in July 2005 in Cuenca, Ecuador. It was an amazing experience for all involved, see the PHA 2005 Website for all the news and stay tuned for Australian news and perspectives.

Past News and Events

To read previous PHM Oz 'News and Events' click here.

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