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Schools in Rwanda show entrepreneurial spirit

23/07/15 by Health Poverty Action

In the region of Nyaruguru, Rwanda, a group of schools are starting to show promising entrepreneurial results from start-up businesses, designed to help finance girls’ education.    The scheme is part of Health Poverty Action’s wider project funded by the ... Read more

Guest blog: The Importance of Tax

17/07/15 by Health Poverty Action

Guest blog from our Head of Africa Programmes, Dr Tadesse Woldetsadik. The financing for development summit in Addis has concluded with lots of rhetoric but disappointingly little action. Tax was a controversial topic at the summit, with rich countries accused of ... Read more

Tax, the extractives industry and health in Sierra Leone – new report from Health Poverty Action

29/06/15 by Health Poverty Action

Today Health Poverty Action has launched a report highlighting how making extractive companies in Sierra Leone pay more tax could provide vital support to the health system. Entitled ‘Healthy Revenues: How the extractives industry can support Universal Health Coverage in ... Read more

Support. Don’t Punish – a day of action against the ‘War on Drugs’

26/06/15 by Health Poverty Action

Will you join us on social media to spread the message? Today Health Poverty Action is taking part in Support. Don’t Punish – a global day of action to raise awareness of the harms being caused by the ‘War on ... Read more

Queen Mary Theatre Company raises £345

01/06/15 by Health Poverty Action

On Sunday 31 May, the Queen Mary Theatre Company performed three plays to a packed audience and kindly donated all proceeds to Health Poverty Action. The talented playwrights thrilled the audience with their different styles and intriguing tales. Plays included ... Read more

Bupa 10k team raise over £1,200

27/05/15 by Health Poverty Action

  We would like to say a big thank you to all our fabulous runners who took part in the London Bupa 10,000 on Bank Holiday Monday. The sun shone brilliantly over the city as our runners passed some of ... Read more

Somaliland observes World Immunisation Week

30/04/15 by Health Poverty Action

In Somaliland, Health Poverty Action has been observing World Immunisation Week which runs from 24 – 30 April. To mark the occasion we have been actively engaging with parents on the importance of protecting their children from vaccine-preventable diseases such ... Read more

Live Below the Line challenge in full swing

28/04/15 by Health Poverty Action

This week around 90 Health Poverty Action supporters will be living off £1 a day for all their food and drink, in order to raise both funds and awareness of extreme poverty. Those taking part in this nationwide campaign, known better ... Read more

Breaking down barriers to health in Guatemala

by Health Poverty Action

Click below to read our Spring edition of health in action, featuring one of the determined women fighting for her indigenous community’s health rights in Guatemala.                           If you would ... Read more

Congratulations to our incredible London Marathon team!

27/04/15 by Health Poverty Action

We would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to each and every single one of our runners for completing the epic London Marathon yesterday on behalf of Health Poverty Action. The atmosphere was electric as always and the supporters ... Read more