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Yearly Archives: 2011

Tunes4Change: A full-house for Health Poverty Action’s first ever multi-faith live concert evening


The culmination of UK National Interfaith Week on November 27th saw over 300 hundred people from across different faiths, cultures and backgrounds come together at the London Interfaith Centre for Tunes4Change – a live music night put on by Faiths ... Read more

Generation Y – Sick of Poverty and Bad Health


Booking your next holiday to Ethiopia? You’re bound to receive countless offers to travel to the ethnically diverse south west of the country. You’re told that you will not only take in the beauty of the Rift Valley, but will ... Read more

From the community, for the community: Traditional Birth Attendants

The UN estimates that there is currently a gap of 3.5 million health workers in low-income countries. Skilled health workers are desperately needed there. However, skilled and fully trained workers require extensive training and support as well as functioning health ... Read more

Somaliland nurse, Fatuma Mohamed, visits the UK


Fatuma Mohamed is a Nurse and Midwife currently working with Health Poverty Action in Somaliland. She visited the UK in October 2011 to raise awareness about the poor health conditions in Somaliland. About Fatuma Fatuma graduated as a registered nurse ... Read more

A message from our Tony Blair Faiths Act Fellow


Last week marked the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty which has been observed on October 17th each year since 1993. It promotes people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and hardship worldwide, particularly in developing ... Read more

Healthy and unhealthy lives – socially determined


I am a woman with two university degrees who went to a private though free school. My family did not receive means-tested benefits. Had I grown up where I live now, in the Borough of Southwark, London, my privileged start ... Read more

World conference on social determinants of health 2011


From 19-21 October 2011, World Health Organisation Member States and civil society and social movement representatives met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to discuss the social, economic and political determinants of health. Read our blog on the conference: “Healthy and ... Read more

Blog Action Day 2011: Food for Health


Article 25(1) of the Declaration of Human Rights 1948 states that, “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and wellbeing of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care”. So ... Read more

Harmful labelling practices?


Harmful Labelling Practices For some years, the concept of “harmful traditional (or cultural) practices” has been well-known to human rights and development workers. The term is used to describe such gross violations of rights, often of women’s and children’s rights, ... Read more

The Philip-Morrising of Healthcare


Why companies should not be allowed to sue our governments No civilised society should allow a commercial enterprise to dictate any aspect of health policy. Yet in Australia, there is the danger that that is happening, with the news that ... Read more

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