Update third People’s Health Assembly

PHA3 is less than 5 months away (6-11 July 2012, Cape Town) and we call upon the movement to fully engage with the mobilisation processes ensuring this PHA to be people-centred and a vibrant platform for the PHM to further strategise towards Health for All!


1. Contribute to the PHA3 program: consult in your PHM circle and send us your suggestions!

Deadline for contributions is 15th of March 2012.

Follow this link http://www.phmovement.org/en/pha3/participate

The purpose of this consultation on the program for the PHA3 is to ensure that the program reflects the priorities and concerns of country circles, networks and others associated with the PHM. When sending alternate suggestions for the themes and sub-themes, please do add a few lines motivation regarding why you think your suggestions will add value to the program.

Please feel free to submit names for plenary and sub plenary speakers. The programme committee will review all proposals and make sure it is balanced. Please note they will not be able to consider all requests and suggestions.

We especially encourage organisations from Africa to submit proposals to ensure the PHA3 to reflect the African situation.

2. Organise a workshop or session during the PHA3 and inspire the movement!

Deadline for submissions is 31st of March 2012.

Follow this link http://www.phmovement.org/en/pha3/self-organized-workshop

The program is structured to allow for as much contribution from the movement as possible. Afternoons are open for self organised activities where networks, PHM circles, organisations can organise a workshop, session or any other kind of activity. We encourage groups to submit a proposal. Please contact us should you need to discuss the cost.

3. Register now for PHA3!

Please note that the deadline for registration is 14 April 2012.

Follow this link http://www.phmovement.org/en/pha3/registration

However after 31st of March 2012, it will no longer be possible to apply for sponsorship to attend the PHA3. Unfortunately, the number of scholarships we can provide is very low as the financial environment has made fundraising extremely difficult. We therefore encourage everybody to secure additional or partial funding to attend and recommend approaching your organisation or academic institution to sponsor you.

4. Call for documentaries, arts and culture

Follow this link http://www.phmovement.org/en/pha3/festivals

During the PHA3, a film and documentary festival will be organised and we are calling for suggestions for documentaries you believe to be relevant to the program. There will also be space for showing of short film material with relevant case studies, campaign videos etc. Please let us know of any organisational videos, campaign videos, interviews etc that can be shown.


In the lead up to the PHA3 groups are organising and planning activities for before and during the PHA3. Please feel free to send us your PHA3 news and we would be happy to include it in the next PHA3 NEWS! An examples of what people have been engaging with: PHM South Africa increased activities to build civil society coalitions to mobilise towards PHA3 and to organise the National Health Assembly. This week, the GHW3 was launched in Johannesburg and next week it will be launched in Cape Town!


Preceding the PHA3, the International People’s Health University (IPHU) of the People's Health Movement (PHM), jointly with the International Budget Partnership (IBP), South Africa and PHM-South Africa are organising a short course for young health activists ‘Struggle for health’ taking place from 25 June to 4 July in Cape Town at the University of the Western Cape.

Application deadline: 25th March 2012

Online application available in English at: http://www.iphu.org/en/south-africa/announcement

Further details at: http://www.iphu.org/en/courses/announcements The main course will be preceded by a mandatory online preparation during the period 12 April – 20 May 2012.

For more information on any of the above, feel free to contact Anneleen@phmovement.org

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