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London, UK: People, Politics and Global Health; actions to change the approach (12-16 Apr 10)

United Kingdom

Mon, 04/12/2010 to Fri, 04/16/2010

The International People’s Health University (IPHU) of the People’s Health Movement (PHM) announe: People, Politics and Global Health; actions to change the approach. A short training course from 12th April to 16th April 2010 in London, UK.

Documentation of the course

Read or download the report here

Watch the video summarizing the course here

Watch the lectures here

Announcement Brochure

Download Announcement Brochure in here and distribute widely.


  • Please download the application form here.
  • Complete the application form and return it as an attached document to
  • Please contact phmukcoordinator[at] for any queries regarding the application


  • The deadline for receiving applications is Friday 5th March 2010, however, if there are still places, late applications will still be considered.
  • All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application.


The course will be held at:
Development House,
56-64 Leonard Street,


The course will be convened in English.


  • The course receives no external funding.
  • The cost for participants is £90 per week. This does not include accommodation, but does include course documents, tea, coffee and lunch.
  • The cost for those sent by NGOs or for those who wish to make a larger contribution is £250 for the week. This fee will subsidise the participation of others with no affiliation.


The IPHU short courses are intended to enable those concerned about people’s health in a global context to make new connections, share experiences, study together and become empowered to take action.

Who can take part?

  • Health practitioners and activists working on the issues of health, gender, and human rights, and in particular, those already involved in the People’s Health Movement (PHM).
  • Applicants should have a university degree or equivalent, and be fluent in English.
  • The course is appropriate for those working in Primary health care; for public health practitioners; those working within the NGO sector; postgraduate students of public health; those from universities and from government institutions.


The curriculum includes:

  • the struggle for health: challenges, strategy and practice, achievements and new directions
  • working with communities
  • social determinants of health
  • comprehensive primary health care
  • the political economy of health, including globalisation
  • health systems
  • the right to health: principles, achievements and new directions
  • people’s health and environmental change

Approach to learning

Through participatory, theoretical and practical approaches, and from learning from each other we aim to

  • heighten awareness of the importance of a developmental approach to health that focuses on social determinants, equity, social justice and the right to health
  • provide information on key issues, key documents and strategies
  • raise awareness of the need for a long term commitment for change
  • build on the experience, knowledge and skills of the participants
  • sharpen people’s skills to make a shift from theory to action
  • develop tools and techniques to become effective agents for change
  • build networks for ongoing action, of people in the room, of key organisations and networks that can sustain each other in the ongoing struggle for health


For inquiries please contact the UK PHM at