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News from November 2012

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

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