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Speaking Out on the Health Impact of Politics

Who we are:

The Politics of Health Group (PoHG) consists of people who believe that power exercised through politics and its impact on public policy is of fundamental importance for health. PoHG is a UK based group but with a clear international perspective and members throughout the world.

Our core principles:

PoHG believes that:

  • The opportunity for good health is the fundamental human right
  • It is the responsibility of governments to strive for equitable social, economic and environmental conditions in which the health of all can thrive

PoHG's charter sets out in full sixteen principles that should guide political action and policy development for health.

PoHG wants:

  • The elimination of suffering caused by bad public policy
  • To build better understanding of the political causes and consequences of health and ill health
  • The promotion of health to be a central concern of politics so that public policy and social interventions focus on improving health
  • Health services developed in accordance with the principles set out in the PoHG charter

Join Us

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PoHG welcomes individual and organisational members from any background related to the politics of health.

  • PoHG aims to attract a wide range of support from diverse groups and individuals.
  • PoHG will operate as a networked association for people concerned about the impact of politics on current health and health care issues and the future well being of all

If you want to join PoHG contact us at:

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