PHM-UGANDA’S PHA-4 REPORT
The People’s Health Movement (PHM) is a global network bringing together grassroots health activists, civil society organizations and academic institutions from around the world, particularly from low and middle income countries.
PHM currently has presence in around 75 countries that include both individuals and well-established circles with their own governance structures.
PHM works towards the revitalisation of Primary Health Care (PHC), as described in the Alma-Ata Declaration of 1978 as well as to address the social determinants of health, in particular, the growing inequity within and between nations mostly due to the unfair economic structures which lock so many people into poverty and poor health.
The PHM governance structure includes a Secretariat, an executive body known as the Co-ordinating Commission and the Steering Council that is the principal decision making body.
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PHM Secretariat rotates every three years. Dhaka (Bangladesh, 2001-2002), Bangalore (India, 2003-2006) and Cairo (Egypt, 2006-2009) have hosted the Secretariat earlier and at present it is based in Cape Town (South Africa). The present Cape Town Secretariat is assisted by two additional Secretariat offices in Cairo (Egypt) and New Delhi (India).
PHM organizes a People’s Health Assembly (PHA) every five years that draws people from across the globe. The First PHA was organised in Dhaka (Bangladesh, 2000) and the Second in Cuenca (Ecuador, 2005). The Third Assembly organised in Cape Town in 2011 (South Africa) and Forth Organized in Dhaka-Bangladesh.
PHM-Uganda, is country circle of PHM Global Network. It started in 2009 in Uganda. The network’s secretariat and activities are managed by Human Rights Research Documentation (HURIC), as its host organization.
The coordination of the network with other Civil Society organizations in Uganda and the rest of the country circles In East and Southern Africa is also managed and directed by HURIC. The network in Uganda has a country coordinator, who provide support and guidance in managing