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Yearly Archives: 2012

European Parliament votes in favour of Financial Transaction Tax


Yesterday the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of a Financial Transaction Tax. The 11 countries involved supporting the tax make up to 90 % of Eurozone GDP and include Germany, Italy, France and Spain. This tax could raise $37 ... Read more

Universal Health Coverage – getting closer to Health For All


Today the United Nations General Assembly will vote on a resolution for Universal Health Coverage. This means every human being having access to an essential package of quality health services, without the risk of financial hardship from out-of-pocket expenses. Everyone ... Read more

World AIDS Day


This Saturday is World Aids Day. The AIDS epidemic is at a tipping point; we have made excellent progress and we are at a crucial stage – if the response is scaled up now many, many lives will be saved ... Read more

Update from Ethiopia


                    New community discussion groups in Ethiopia help to challenge perceptions of HIV and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In the Health Poverty Action project areas of Rayitu and Sawena in the ... Read more

Women’s Rights in Somaliland


Yesterday Kaltun Hassan from Somaliland came in to the office to tell us about women’s rights in Somaliland. Kaltun works for our partner organisation, WAAPO (Women’s Action for Advocacy and Progress), a leading women’s rights NGO in Somaliland. The collapse ... Read more

World Diabetes Day


Did you know that the rate of diabetes in Sub-Saharan Africa is set to double in the next 10 to 15 years? Today is World Diabetes Day; a day which shines a light on the impact diabetes has on the ... Read more

Discussing health in Sierra Leone on the BBC World Service


Health Poverty Action’s Country Director in Sierra Leone Regina Bash-Taqi discussed health on the BBC World Service this morning. Have a listen to what she has to say. You can hear Regina at 30 minutes in.     ... Read more

Well-being for everyone – From selective development to an inclusive post-2015 agenda


Successes and shortcomings of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are taking centre-stage in London this week as the UN Secretary General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda meets for the second time. Chaired by British Prime ... Read more

Blog Action Day: Universal Health Coverage


Today is global Blog Action Day and the theme is The Power of We, so we thought we’d tell you about a joint effort which could make a huge difference… Last week Health Poverty Action and 109 other health organisations ... Read more

Blog: How can NGOs best work with Academics?


Sarah Edwards, Health Poverty Action’s Head of Policy and Campaigns attended a workshop on research and collaboration between NGOs and academics. Today Health Poverty Action joined the international health network, Medicus Mundi International. Why is taking part in a network like this ... Read more

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