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Blog Action Day: Addressing the structural drivers of inequality

16/10/14 by Health Poverty Action

Today is Blog Action Day where people around the globe are blogging about one broad topic – inequality. So here is our contribution, where our Senior Policy Advisor, Natalie Sharples, addresses the structural drivers of inequality. Addressing inequality requires a rebalancing ... Read more

Health Poverty Action celebrates 30th anniversary

by Health Poverty Action

Last night supporters, staff and trustees both old and new, gathered in a rainy central London to mark Health Poverty Action’s 30th anniversary. The wet weather certainly didn’t dampen people’s spirits, as staff and trustees spanning three decades were reunited ... Read more

150 traditional healers in Sierra Leone take part in Ebola prevention training

09/10/14 by Health Poverty Action

55 traditional healers in the Bombali district of Sierra Leone have taken part in a training session on Ebola virus prevention with Health Poverty Action.  A further 95 traditional healers will also take part in this training over the next two ... Read more

IDC recommends health worker compensation

01/10/14 by Health Poverty Action

They heard us Back in October 2013 we published a report and briefing, ‘Aid in Reverse’, focusing on the global health worker crisis and the UK’s role in perpetuating this situation. This is part of our campaign with the Health Workers For All coalition. Exploring ... Read more

Autumn newsletter: Strengthening health knowledge in Laos

29/09/14 by Health Poverty Action

Click below to read our Autumn edition of health in action, featuring one of the amazing people working to protect his community from malaria in Laos.   ... Read more

Another successful World Jamboree

23/09/14 by Health Poverty Action

On Sunday 21 September over 100 people attended a dazzling celebration of inter-faith world music and food at the Jewish Museum in London, raising £730 for Health Poverty Action. The evening begun with a few short introductions from Beverley Andrews, ... Read more

Ebola Update: Our work in Sierra Leone

17/09/14 by Health Poverty Action

For nine years Health Poverty Action has been working to strengthen women and communities in Sierra Leone in their struggle for health. Together we have concentrated on improving maternal wellbeing and combating violence against women. However since the outbreak of ... Read more

Chance to attend an exciting conference: Health in Action

25/07/14 by Health Poverty Action

                            Health in Action  Saturday, 15 November 2014 Health Poverty Action are pleased to be partnering with Medact to host the annual Health in Action forum. The ... Read more

Report Launch and New Animation: Honest Accounts? The true story of Africa’s billion dollar losses

14/07/14 by Health Poverty Action

Today Health Poverty Action, alongside a number of UK and African NGOs, has released research revealing that Africa is losing $192 billion every year to the rest of the world – almost six and a half times the amount of ... Read more

Urgent Appeal: help communities combat the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone

10/07/14 by Health Poverty Action

Health Poverty Action urgently needs donations to help the communities we work with in Sierra Leone, who are affected by the rapidly growing Ebola outbreak. Ebola is highly contagious and deadly, with a fatality rate of up to 90%. The spread ... Read more