Launching the People’s Health Watch

We are very excited to share that we have launched the People’s Health Watch (PHW).
We believe that the current neoliberal, economic system, founded on colonialism, racism, patriarchy, violence must be dismantled. It puts profit over the health of people and the planet, and has created the multiple intersecting crises – Covid-19, systemic racism, climate breakdown to name a few – we face today.

The People’s Health Watch seeks to be an emerging space for people, organisations, movements to collectively share their ideas, actions, ways of thinking that are resisting current systems of oppression and imagining what visions of health justice look like in practice.

Health is shaped by the political, economic, social, environmental determinant of health, which are shaped by structures of power.  Understanding health in this way demands that we tackle the root causes of health inequities and to organise upstream, to dismantle systems of oppression and imagine visions of health justice.

We view a ‘watch’ as being witness to what is happening in the world. We aim for this process to enable collaboration, allowing us to take our first steps towards a vision of a fairer world.

The People’s Health Watch at its heart is about co-creation and participatory dreaming. We would love for you to be part of it.

Have a look at the website here to get involved or email peopleshealthwatch@gmail.com.

​The watch is supported by Medact, Health Poverty Action and the Politics of Health Group. We are grateful to Civic Square, who are supporting the PHW through the Dream Fund. We recognise that to contribute requires time, energy, resources and we would like as far as we can to remove any barriers that might prevent you from contributing. If there is anything at all that we can do to support, please let us know (contactpeopleshealthwatch@gmail.com).

We invite contributions in any form which are relevant to the 4 key areas:  Context, Resist, Imagine, Connect
  • Understand the context shaping health
  • Explore how we resist systems of oppression that are shaping health inequalities
  • Imagine visions of health justice
  • Connect and weave together our struggles

When we say any form, we really mean any form – from written pieces to videography, poetry, dance or an event – if it’s relevant to 1 or more of the 4 domains then we’d love to hear from you. 

Please get in touch at peopleshealthwatch@gmail.com if you have any questions at all!


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