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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 am the Events and Community Fundraising Officer at Health Poverty Action and have decided to take on the Live Below the Line challenge this week. Live Below the Line is an awareness raising and fundraising campaign set up by the Global Poverty ... 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 £42,447 has been raised ... Read more

Rwanda’s amazing women

11/04/14 by Health Poverty Action

This week, the people of Rwanda are commemorating 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 have worked ... Read more

World Health Day: Four Things You Should Know

07/04/14 by Health Poverty Action

To celebrate World Health Day, our Director Martin Drewry has put together four issues everyone should be aware of. 1. Technology is not the (only) answer Human beings are amazing, we really are. We have created antiretroviral drugs, we have ... Read more

Spring newsletter: Fighting for better health for all in Ethiopia

02/04/14 by Health Poverty Action

Click below to read our Spring 2014 newsletter on educating women in remote communities in Ethiopia, amongst other things.   ... Read more

Robin Hood Tax – Campaign Update

26/03/14 by Health Poverty Action

Right now the treasury departments of 11 European countries (including France, Germany, Italy and Spain) are in Brussels discussing the Robin Hood Tax. The Robin Hood Tax is an opportunity to hinder the irresponsible type of banking that caused the ... Read more

World Water Day 2014: Linking water and health

21/03/14 by Health Poverty Action

The availability of clean water is something that many of us take for granted, yet across the world there are 786 million people who lack access to improved water sources. This is having a detrimental impact on health. At Health ... Read more

Equality for women is progress for all: International Women’s Day 2014

07/03/14 by Health Poverty Action

‘Equality for women is progress for all’ – The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is intended to emphasise how gender equality, empowerment of women, women’s full enjoyment of human rights and the eradication of poverty are essential to ... Read more

Update from Guatemala

27/02/14 by Health Poverty Action

Standing up for indigenous women’s rights Health Poverty Action held a forum on the health of indigenous women in Guatemala yesterday. Indigenous women in Guatemala face many barriers to good health. They are three times as likely to die from ... Read more