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News from October 2011

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

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