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Yearly Archives: 2012

Marching again for maternal health


Following the success of March for Mothers earlier this year, another fundraising walk will take place in Brighton at the end of September. The march will take place on Sunday 30th September starting from Volks Railway, Madeira Drive to the ... Read more

Indigenous People’s Day: Health and life according to the Mayan worldview


Hugo Icu Peren, is a Mayan physician and director of ASECSA (Asociación de Servicios Comunitarios de Salud) a network of community health organisations in Guatemala. To mark Indigenous People’s Day on 9 August 2012, he sets out how a Maya ... Read more

Biking for Better Health


A cycle ride in aid of Health Poverty Action On Sunday 16th September 2012, around 2000 cyclists are expected to take part in the London to Brighton Cycle Ride. This event, organised by doitforcharity.com, is expected to raise over £200,000 ... Read more

Olympic cycling fans dig deep for Health Poverty Action


We were lucky enough to catch the Olympic road cycling races this weekend when we went to the ZICO Box Hill Festival of Cycling. The event, organized by Ebdon & Ebdon Sports & Events Hospitality offered the perfect spot to ... Read more

Soap radio star, Felicity Finch broadcasts BBC Radio 4 Appeal

Our first ever BBC Radio 4 Appeal will be read by Archers Actor and Broadcaster, Felicity Finch on Sunday (5th August at 7.55am) and on Thursday (9th August at 3.27pm). Felicity is a long standing supporter of Health Poverty Action and ... Read more

Indigenous Health Workshop at The People’s Health Assembly


On Sunday 8th of July, Health Poverty Action hosted a workshop at the People’s Health Assembly in Cape Town on indigenous people’s health. Speakers from the aboriginal Alyawarre community in Australia, the San in Namibia, and the Maya in Guatemala ... Read more

Family Planning Summit: An issue which can’t be ignored


Today’s Family Planning Summit is a welcome and overdue opportunity to focus on an aspect of global health that has been neglected for many years. This Cinderella of health services has been the victim of politics, particularly the power of ... Read more

Catching up with Mission Oz


We were lucky enough to catch up with Mission Oz in London this weekend. The group have just completed the first leg of their round the world bike ride which started in Teesside last week. How’s it all going so ... Read more

Health for all now!


Third People’s Health Assembly gathers in Cape Town Over 700 health activists from more than 90 countries are gathered in Cape Town for the Third People’s Health Assembly to analyse challenges in health and to debate solutions to health inequities. ... Read more

‘Slow progress’ towards reduced maternal mortality in MDG Report 2012


The recent progress report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) shows remarkable improvements in eradicating poverty; the number of people living in extreme poverty has fallen in every developing region. Both MDG 1 to halve the number of people living ... Read more

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