In 2019, we fought with our partners for a strong public healthcare system. But that is not always obvious. Health workers and human rights activists are sometimes deliberately threatened to give up their fight against injustice. Only when people unite in social movements can they enforce their rights and change something. Our partners still amaze us every day with their courage and victories!
Today, when private actors see the health care system more and more as a market, we deem it important to defend and promote public health care. In our paper “Why is public health care better” you’ll learn:
Viva Salud and the People’s Health Movement (PHM) developed this interactive manual together. Are you a student, scholar or activist who’s looking for inspiration and best practices from all over the world? Fasten your seatbelt and dive into the manual. The manual is available in English, French and Spanish.
This toolkit is a must-read for activists and campaigners. The way we communicate the issues we work on impacts how people, think, feel and act on them. It is time that we move away from the damaging language and imagery of aid, charity and so-called “international development”, and instead create a new narrative – one that builds solidarity and demands social justice. This toolkit provides the practical advice and principles you need to address the root causes of poverty and build global solidarity through your communications.
The toolkit was produced by Framing Matters for Health Poverty Action, in association with the Public Interest Research Centre and the following members of the Progressive Development Forum; Medact, NEON, PHM UK, PHM West and Central Africa and Viva Salud.
Every year, governments are diverting $1 trillion dollars away from people and public services into the hands of big companies. The report ‘Changing track: putting people before corporations” by Health Poverty Action, the People’s Health Movement and Viva Salud outlines why we need to put people before corporations.
Empowerment. Look it up and you will find a wide variety of definitions. Some people associate it with self-confidence or autonomy, others with participation or mobilisation, and still others with liberation. But what do you think is most surprising? Only very few of the definitions refer to “power”, and we found this intriguing. Some years ago, we had described the essence of our work as “empowerment for the right to health”. And now it appears that this terminology is open to interpretation, to say the least.
What does it mean to be entitled to something? Find out what it means according to KIYO, Solidagro and Viva Salud.