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Short course for health activists: Struggle for Health, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 8-16 August 2010

THE STRUGGLE FOR HEALTH
short course for health activists, scheduled in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka - 8-16 August, 2010

 

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The International People’s Health University (IPHU) of the People’s Health Movement (PHM)

jointly with,

Sarvodaya (on behalf of PHM Sri Lanka) And Health Action International Asia-Pacific (HAIAP)

are pleased to announce

THE STRUGGLE FOR HEALTH

short course for health activists, scheduled in

Moratuwa, Sri Lanka - 8-16 August, 2010

The course will be conducted in Sinhala, Tamil and English with simultaneous translation among the 3 languages.

A limited number of scholarships for travel and/or accommodation will be available for qualified applicants.
Priority will be given to qualified applicants from Sri Lanka (outside Moratuwa) and neighboring countries.

APPLICATIONS INVITED
Application deadline: 5 July 2010

Online application form available in English at:
http://web.archive.org/web/20100708213247/http://www.iphu.org/en/moratuwa/application

Encourage young health activists to apply now!

Further details at:
http://www.iphu.org/en/moratuwa/announce

 

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Far too large a section of the treatment of disease is to-day controlled by the big manufacturing pharmacists, who have enslaved us in a plausible pseudo-science...
The blind faith which some men have in medicines illustrates too often the greatest of all human capacities - the capacity for self deception...
Some one will say, Is this all your science has to tell us? Is this the outcome of decades of good clinical work, of patient study of the disease, of anxious trial in such good faith of so many drugs? Give us back the childlike trust of the fathers in antimony and in the lancet rather than this cold nihilism. Not at all! Let us accept the truth, however unpleasant it may be, and with the death rate staring us in the face, let us not be deceived with vain fancies...
we need a stern, iconoclastic spirit which leads, not to nihilism, but to an active skepticism - not the passive skepticism, born of despair, but the active skepticism born of a knowledge that recognizes its limitations and knows full well that only in this attitude of mind can true progress be made.
- William Osler 1909