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23 April, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Declaration on the occasion of world health day, april 7, 2019

'' No health for all without peace ''
PHM
Declaration on the occasion of world health day, april 7, 2019

On the occasion of World Health Day on 7 April 2019, PHM West Africa & Center (PHM WCA) denounces the rise of fundamentalism and violence in several West and Central African countries and calls on leaders to take all steps towards greater regional stability as a prerequisite for health for all.

The recent violence in Mali, which made more than 160 dead, is only the visible part of the fundamentalism and community retrenchment in West and Central Africa.

In December 2018, conflicts between communities had caused 534 deaths in the DRC. Similar conflicts have already occurred in Niger, Nigeria, Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire and the Central African Republic, among others.

PHM WCA draws the attention of political leaders on the fact  that while they manipulate communities and use the permanent climate of fear as a political strategy, the two giants in the region, namely Nigeria and DR Congo, are among the 8 most threatened countries by famine in the world, largely because of conflicts between communities.

At the same time, PHM WCA protests against trade policies that contribute to the deterioration of health and turn into real factories of conflict.

 Indeed, the current policies of the region favor the promotion of transnational corporations that pour into our countries tons of alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and other narcotics that sometimes fuel conflicts.

These same companies sponsor everything: shows, television broadcasts and free open air concerts during which the consumption of these products is promoted through contests and prizes. Some other companies, especially the extractive ones, move whole communities, just for their business, which not only does not generally benefit people but creates hotbeds of tension. What a pity!

We therefore call on policymakers to review regional economic policies that facilitate the dumping of health-damaging products into the region and to address the double discriminations that lead to conflicts.

We also call on the international community to focus more on the root causes of conflict than to devote all its energy to assisting and managing such conflicts.

PHM WCA reaffirms its commitment alongside progressive civil society organizations to fight for public policies that respect the people’s right to health in West and Central Africa.

Health for all in West and Central Africa, now!

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Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

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Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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