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Report Launch: 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

Thank you to everyone who took part in Greenwich’s March for Mothers

05/07/14 by Health Poverty Action

On Saturday 28th June, a group of Health Poverty Action supporters gathered in Charlton Park, Greenwich to march for mothers. The group walked 5km, showing solidarity with marginalised mothers and children around the world and symbolising the distance that many women ... Read more

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula: Sierra Leone leading the way with data

23/05/14 by Health Poverty Action

Sierra Leone is tackling the lack of information on one of the most devastating injuries of childbirth Lack of data is an obstacle to tackling obstetric fistula, but now Sierra Leone is addressing the dearth of information, with support from ... Read more

International Day of the Midwife: Martin Drewry blogs

02/05/14 by Health Poverty Action

Today is International Day of the Midwife, and I’d like to tell you about an amazing woman. Midwives are incredible – they bring new life into the world and they support women during one of the hardest times of their ... Read more

World Malaria Day: ‘Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria’

25/04/14 by Health Poverty Action

Francesco Metti, South East Asia Coordinator, blogs for Health Poverty Action on the need for investment in the fight against malaria.  ‘Invest in the Future. Defeat Malaria’, This is the theme of World Malaria Day and it aims to remind ... Read more

Strengthening health systems – we’ve had good news!

23/04/14 by Health Poverty Action

At Health Poverty Action we work to strengthen health systems around the world; that means working to improve the organisation of people, institutions, and resources to deliver health services. Good health systems are essential for improving health; as well as ... Read more

Living below the line for a week

21/04/14 by Health Poverty Action

I’ve taken on the challenge from 21 – 25 April, now it’s your turn! Sign up today at www.livebelowtheline.com/uk/partner/hpa and live below the line next week to make a difference to the world’s poorest people! Official campaign week: April 28 to 2 ... Read more

Well Done and Thank You to our marathon runners!

15/04/14 by Health Poverty Action

A huge THANK YOU and WELL DONE to all our fantastic runners that took part in the London Marathon on Sunday to make a difference to the world’s poorest people. We are delighted that a fantastic £45,560 has been raised so ... Read more

Rwanda’s amazing women

11/04/14 by Health Poverty Action

On April 7th, the people of Rwanda joined to commemorate the anniversary of the genocide in 1994. This devastating conflict left behind a ravaged country and a traumatised population, 70% of whom were women. In the twenty years since, they ... Read more