Meeting: 25th October London Muslim Centre Whitechapel

Date: 25th October 2014
Time: 1pm – 6pm
Location: London Muslim Centre, 45-92 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JX

Please RSVP to phmukcoordinator@gmail.com

The health of populations throughout the world is being devastated by global and national policies that fail to address the economic, social, environmental and commercial determinants of health. Consequently, health inequities are widening, globally and in the UK.

No change will occur without the mobilisation of people through the building of grass roots organisations and popular movements. The People’s Health Movement is such a movement, working globally through a range of different campaigns and initiatives. The UK PHM is part of this growing movement.

Why attend this meeting:

The purpose of the meeting is to bring together a range of people from different backgrounds to share their experiences in addressing the wide ranging factors that impact on our health, to learn from each other, and to explore how PHM can support these activities. The discussion will include examples arising from the UK People’s Health Assemblies in Nottingham in July 2012 and Edinburgh in April 2014, and the local Merseyside People’s Health Assembly in Liverpool, as well as focusing on other groups active within the health movement at a national level eg MEDACT and the Politics of Health Group and more locally in Tower Hamlets.

Visiting guests

In addition, we are fortunate to have health activists from around the globe to share their experiences with us including

  • Thelma and Ravi Narayan, long term PHM India and Global activists
  • David Sanders, Global PHM coordinating committee, PHM South Africa
  • Roberto de Vogli, Associate Prof in Social Determinants of Global Health, University of California Davis