Social and Structural Determinants of Health in the Philippines | rabble.ca

A land occupation in norther Negros, Philippines, the flag of the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) is flying

Social and Structural Determinants of Health in the Philippines | rabble.ca.

Martha and Aiyanas, members of the Alliance for People’s Health and People’s Health Radio, recently spent 6 weeks in the Philippines working with grassroots people’s health organizations on the island of Negros.  In this episode, the first of two report backs, they reflect on the need to address structural issues (resources, land, power and control) in order to substantially improve people’s health.  On Negros, people’s organizations have begun to occupy land slated for the (inadequate, corrupt and stalled) comprehensive agrarian reform program (CARP) with dramatic results.

The show includes an interview with leading human rights advocate Toto from Escalante City in Northern Negros and movement music.  You can read more about the international work of the Alliance for People’s Health international work at aphvan.wordpress.com and more about Martha and Aiyanas’s trip at thistinyglobe.wordpress.com

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