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Neoliberal economic policies “wreak havoc” on people’s health, says new UK health movement

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 13 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4803
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London

Campaigners in the United Kingdom have decided to build a new “people’s health movement” that will seek radical changes in policies that affect health nationally and across the world. It will draw on the work of similar movements already operating in countries such as India.

The UK’s first People’s Health Movement approved pledges to develop a manifesto for health and to help organise community networks after a meeting in Nottingham on 10-11 July.

The assembly condemned rising inequalities in health and expressed support for “creative actions” to uphold health as a fundamental human right and …

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