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On April 7th, “European Network against the Commercialization and Privatization of Health and Social Protection” and “People’s Health Movement Europe” call for the fourth edition of the European Day of Action against Health Commercialization.

April 7th has been designed as International day of health by WHO, and is used globally to remember the importance of health for people’s and communities’ creative and happy lives. Following decades of strong attacks on public health systems and the right to health around the world, however, the European Network and PHM rebranded 7th April as the day against commodification of health: to remind ourselves that health for all can only be achieved through solidarity and collective action aimed against corporate and private interest.

This year, the day of action is taking place in wake of the campaign “One year to say no to the commodification of health. All for Health!” leading up to the European Parliament election in May. More information on the campaign can be found here.

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Join us in the actions in the week leading to April 7th!

You could:

organize a white sheet action: hang a white sheet with your message in a visible place, take a picture and share it on social media with #health4all and #7April & share it on the facebook event health4all

organize a get-together, workshop or discussion dedicated to health, sharing materials on it with #health4all and #7April

contact your MEPs or new candidates for the upcoming European elections and ask them to sign the pledge and invite them to the conference in Brussels (please contact sarah.melsens@gezondheid-solidariteit.be to coordinate)

► come to the Manifestation and Conference in Brussels on 2nd April

organize any other action dedicated to health, fitting the needs and interests of your community

►►►►To get an idea of what is going on around the world and share your action with others, visit the map here

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