FAQs

I would like to support Health Poverty Action’s work financially – what can I do?

There are many ways you can support our work. You can set up a direct debit, or make a one-off donation through this website. If you are feeling a little more active you could get involved in our fundraising events which include marathons, bike rides and treks!
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I would like to donate money to a specific project – can I do that?

Donations of £1,000 upwards can be given to a specific project. It’s worth remembering that donations towards our work in general are really important for Health Poverty Action. These can be spent where the need is greatest, helping communities that would otherwise have nobody else to turn to.
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What have we achieved?

Yes! The work we do makes a difference to people’s lives every single day. But there is still much to be done and we need your support to do it.

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Does Health Poverty Action provide speakers to talk about its work?

Yes! We are able to provide speakers to give talks and take workshops on a variety of subjects to all kinds of audiences. For more information call 0207 840 3762 or .
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How can my school/university/church get involved with Health Poverty Action’s work?

We love having groups involved with our work. There is a range of things you can be involved in such as fundraising in your local area, taking part in our field exposure programme or campaigning for us. We can provide you with everything you need, so do get in touch!
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Do you only work on healthcare projects?

We believe that a holistic approach is needed to make a difference in the countries where we work. Better healthcare cannot be achieved without reducing poverty and poverty cannot be eliminated without better healthcare. Therefore our projects focus not only on healthcare but on other issues that affect it such as water and sanitation and nutrition.

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Why does Health Poverty Action spend money on campaigning?

At Health Poverty Action we believe that we need to tackle the causes of poor health as well as the symptoms. That’s why, alongside meeting the immediate needs of poor and vulnerable people, we campaign. Campaigning can deliver lasting change for many more people than we could ever hope to help directly.
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Can I volunteer with Health Poverty Action in the UK and overseas?

Health Poverty Action welcomes the valuable contribution that volunteers can make to an organisation. There are occasional volunteering opportunities in the UK, mainly in our central London office (these are advertised on our website).

We are unable to host volunteers overseas, but our Field Exposure Programme does provide you with the opportunity to witness our international work first hand.
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How does Health Poverty Action spend its money – does it cost a lot to administer?

For every £1 raised, 95p goes towards our programmes. This means that as much of your money as possible is going to where it is needed most.
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How do I get a job in international development?

There are many different ways you can get a job in international development. It largely depends on what you want to focus on, but most people start off by volunteering or getting involved in campaigning or fundraising with a particular organisation to gain experience.
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I would like to work for Health Poverty Action– can I?

All of our jobs are advertised on our website in the Jobs section.

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Can I sponsor a child through Health Poverty Action?

Health Poverty Action does not run child sponsorship schemes. However there are many other ways you can support some of the poorest and most marginalised communities that we work with. To see how you can get involved visit the ‘Support Us’ pages.

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Does Health Poverty Action work in emergency situations?

In the poor communities where we work, every day is an emergency – a constant fight for life and health against all the odds. The people in these areas might not be featured in global news bulletins very often, but in spite of that – or maybe in part because of it – their struggle for health continues amid problems of emergency proportions every day.

We are committed to doing all that we can, as quickly as we can, to end this unnecessary suffering and prevent these unnecessary deaths.

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