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International People’s Health University Scholarships

Category: Health & Civic Participation

Los Angeles, United States
This is a "Flexible" funding project. The project owner will receive any funds raised by the deadline.
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  • $225PLEDGED OF $3,000 GOAL
  • DEADLINE 07.31.2013 00:00
Funded: 7%

Perks for your contribution:

$25 or more

Community Field Trip

A $25 donation will pay a student's transportation to local community groups doing human rights work on health, education, and wellbeing of migrant communities
$200 or more

Help a student activist

A $200 donation will pay for housing for a student during the summer course.
$500 or more

International participants

A $500 donation will allow a health activist from a developing country health to travel to the US for the IPHU.

International People’s Health University

Cal State Northridge, July 20th-28th, 2013



The International People's Health University (IPHU) works for health for all by bringing together health activists to learn, share, and plan together, in order to strengthen people's health movements around the globe.  IPHU participants make new connections, share experiences, study together and become empowered to take action on global health equity. The Los Angeles course will focus on helping participants develop projects and collaborations related to the goals of promoting “Health for All" with a specific focus on social determinants of health.  There will be a special emphasis on health and human rights issues of immigrant communities in the U.S. during the course.

Your Donation will provide students with scholarship funds:

  • Younger people, people of color, and community-based activists are particularly encouraged to apply, but may not otherwise be able to afford the cost of registration



The People’s Health Movement (PHM) is a grassroots global movement of activists around the world. It owes its genesis to many health networks and activists who have been concerned by the growing inequities in health over the last 25 years. The PHM calls for a revitalization of the principles of the Alma-Ata Declaration, which promised Health for All by the year 2000 and complete revision of the international and domestic policies that have impacted negatively on health status and systems.

The International People’s Health University is one of the major programs of the People’s Health Movement.  The first IPHU course was held in Cuenca, Ecuador in 1995, in association with the People’s Health Assembly 2.  Since then, 20 courses have taken place located on every continent, often in relationship with local universities.

Approach to learning

IPHU are taught using a variety of techniques: participatory learning, theoretical understanding, hands-on activities, and learning as a community. We aim to

  • heighten awareness of the importance of a developmental approach to health that focuses on social determinants, equity, social justice, and the right to health

  • provide information on key issues, key documents, and strategies

  • raise awareness of the need for a long term commitment for change

  • build on the experience, knowledge and skills of the participants

  • sharpen participant’s skills to make a shift from theory to action

  • develop tools and techniques to become effective agents for change

Your donation can make the difference for a student to attend the IPHU and work towards health and human rights for all!

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