A major highlight of the Africa & Arab Countries Regional Executive Committee meeting held at Lagos on 16-17 March, was launching the Right to Health newsletter. Right to Health is the bi-monthly newsletter of the PSI Human Right to Health global campaign which was kicked off at the Health and Social Services Task Force meeting in December last year.
"The Right to Health newsletter is a major milestone of our work in the health and social services sector. It is the voice of our campaign for a better future, with public health for all. It will serve to inform, educate and mobilise PSI affiliates and the broader global civil society movement in the pursuit of this lofty aim. It will equally serve as a means for expanding PSI policy influence, as a platform for discourse with governments and international organisations", said Rosa Pavanelli, the PSI General Secretary
The March-April edition of Right to Health is its debut issue. It has news and perspectives on health matters of concern internationally, and from almost twenty countries spread across all the continents. As stated during the launch of the newsletter, all politics is local. Same goes for campaigns.
It is heart-warming that the Human Right to Health campaign was launched in several sub-regions across the four PSI Regions, in the first quarter of the year. In the next phase, country-level campaign actions will equally take place.
Right to Health will report these as well as the numerous steps women and men are taking, as members of PSI affiliates, to actualise the right to health. Send us your stories, and subscribe to Right to Health.