Today, PHM and MMI denounced the failure of the Framework of Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA) currently under discussion at the World Health Organisation (WHO) to provide a robust framework against undue influence of the corporate sector and its philantropies.
The latest issue of Third World Resurgence (#298/299, June/July2015) delves into the influence of the private sector on the WHO in the context of the current reform of the institution and its long standing funding crisis. See detailed contents below.
The 68th Session of the World Health Assembly met in Geneva from 18 to 26 May 2015. See the Official Page. PHM was at the WHA through its initiative, WHO Watch. To know more about WHO Watch follow the link here.
Several civil society organisations gathered at the launch of the alternative world health report, Global Health Watch 4 at Geneva's Press Club, on 20th of May 2015. The launch was accompanied by a panel discussion on the ‘Impacts of trade and investment agreements on health’ (see the full video here).
Geneva, 19 May 2015: Ahead of the first meeting of the drafting group on Framework for Engagement with Non-State Actors (FENSA), Civil Society Organisations and Social Movements expressed their deep concern on attempts to facilitate corporate takeover of WHO.
With the world still battling the Ebola outbreak, the evidence of a clear link between the inability of affected countries to deal with the crisis and the collapse of public health systems is becoming stronger.
The Global Health Watch is a broad collaboration of public health experts, non-governmental organisations, civil society activists, community groups, health workers and academics. Global Health Watch is coordinated by :