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Our Statement on Zimbabwe Current Crisis

The People’s Health Movement notes with deep concern the political, economic and social crisis engulfing Zimbabwe whose post-Mugabe leadership have abandoned any pretence of democracy. Hopes for a renewal of the economy based on respect for human rights have been ...

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The Coronavirus crisis and the struggle for health

The article below was written by our steering commitee member Dr Louis Reynolds, it was published online by the Amandla Media. The Coronavirus crisis and the struggle for health The COVID-19 crisis in South Africa has resulted in welcome signs ...

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COVID-19: We need a People-led not Army-enforced Lockdown

The following article was written Dr Lydia Cairncross and Kelly Gillespie. It was published online by the Spotlight During South Africa’s 21-day lockdown we have started to see worrying scenes of police and army officers beating and harassing citizens in ...

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COVID-19 in South Africa: voices from the community

Public Meeting at Observatory, Cape Town.  Saturday, 14 March 202 The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will have its major impact on working class people in crowded periurban settlements where public health measures to slow it down and “flatten the curve” are ...

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PHM-SA Response to the 2020 Budget Speech

Below is our response to the 2020 Budget Speech The budget announced by finance minister Tito Mboweni on 26 February will intensify our national health crisis. It will weaken the public health system and, at the same time, increase our ...

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