People’s Health Movement

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People’s Health Movement (PHM) is situated in the Eastern Cape and deals with awareness campaigns, especially for communities and works with Community Health Workers (CHWs). The campaigns raise awareness of crime, child support and food gardening.

What brought about the struggle was the issues of women being raped and dealing with vulnerable people in the communities, such as those that have fallen victim to substance abuse.

The demands of the community contain police visibility and a safe space for CHWs to do home visits and deliver medication for patients who cannot go to clinics themselves. They demand the squatter camps be protected by the police as there are high cases of robberies, rape and child abuse.

PHM used health promoters to mobilize different sections in the community as everyone in every sector in the community needs health care so and they also provide them with all their needs such as food and transport.

This article was submitted as part of the Imbila Yesu publication produced daily for the duration of the Winter School in 2022 (17-22 July 2022). It appeared in Edition No. 1, released on 22 July 2022.

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