What's the link between the occupation of a hospital in Colombia, a popular health committee in DR Congo and a South African patient movement that advocates for access to medicines? To address this question, Viva Salud participated in a four-year action-research led by the People's Health Movement, that helped to understand how to make activist practice more effective and build a global social movement for health for all.
4th People’s Health Assembly (PHA4) – a gathering of 1400 grass roots health activists, civil society organizations and academic institutions from around 73 countries took place in Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh in November last year. Intal Globalize Solidarity and Viva Salud were actively present there.
Gatherings, be it informal or academic, on global health always seem to have the weird undertone of outright optimism and slumbering scepticism. In this blog, I share my reflections after attending the Global Symposium on Health System Research in Liverpool and the People's Health Assembly in Bangladesh.
The bill aims to institutionalize and enforce state obligations to provide protection to human rights defenders and to establish legal remedies for violations of the rights of the human rights defenders.