The People’s Health Movement – a translator’s resource of international health issues

For translators who need to cite the People’s Charter for Health, the People’s Health Movement website offers official translations in thirty-nine languages. If you are looking for a translation or work in a language not included in the People’s Health Movement list, PHM invites your input. You may contact Pam Zinkin or the  PHM secretariat to check if a translation in your language is already available or to submit your own translation of this document.

The same webpage invites you to endorse the present charter and propose topics for the agenda of  the Third People’s Health Assembly scheduled to take place in July 2012. At this assembly, the Charter will be revisited to include new, emerging issues. PHM invites individuals and representatives of civil society organizations around the world submit ideas for the updated People’s Charter for Health to be drafted at this meeting.

What is the People’s Health Movement? In the organization’s own words:

The People´s Health Movement (PHM) has its roots deep in the grassroots people’s movement and owes its genesis to many health networks and activists who have been concerned by the growing inequities in health over the last 25 years. The PHM calls for a revitalisation of the principles of the Alma-Ata Declaration which promised Health for All by the year 2000 and complete revision of international and domestic policy that has shown to impact negatively on health status and systems.