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Yearly Archives: 2013

London choirs entertain commuters for Health Poverty Action


This festive period London choirs very kindly gave up their time to sing for commuters at tube stations in the city to raise money for Health Poverty Action.   We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to the ... Read more

The Right to Health, the Forgotten Right?


Martin Drewry, Health Poverty Action’s Director, blogs on the often forgotten right to health:  As the world celebrates Human Rights Day, I’d hazard a guess as to which of the great human rights will get one of the lowest word counts. Well, let’s ... Read more

Sierra Leone Country Update: Tackling Violence Against Women


Health Poverty Action has been working with communities in the Northern Bombali District of Sierra Leone to tackle the violence experienced by women and girls. Health Poverty Action takes a comprehensive approach to improving health, which means as well as ... Read more

Universal Children’s Day: reducing the barriers to better health for young people


As the world celebrates Universal Children’s Day, a day which is devoted to promoting togetherness and awareness among children worldwide, many children still do not have access to youth-friendly health services which is affecting the fight against poor health and ... Read more

Health in Cambodia: A Talk


On Tuesday 12th November Health Poverty Action held a screening of A River Changes Course followed by a talk on our work Strengthening communities in Cambodia at the Whirled Cinema in Brixton. The Sundance Award-Winning film A River Changes Course ... Read more

The Health Worker Crisis: Natalie Sharples blogs from the Third Global Forum on Human Resources for Health


The benefits of community health workers, how to entice doctors to rural areas, matching supply to demand, and the role of civil society are just a few of the topics we’ve been discussing this week at the Third Global Forum ... Read more

The Hidden Picture of Mental Illness – Tessa Hewitt blogs


Tessa Hewitt, a member of the programme team at Health Poverty Action, blogs on the unmet need for treatment of mental illness. There are currently 450 million people in the world suffering from mental or neurological disorders, and one in ... Read more

New Report on the Health Worker Shortage

                                Today Health Poverty Action has is launching a new report on the ‘brain drain’ of health workers from poor to wealthy countries. This brain ... Read more

Update from Laos


Since the major outbreak of malaria in many areas of Laos last year, Health Poverty Action has been working with those most vulnerable to help stop the spread of the disease and prevent another outbreak from emerging. Working with communities in six of the ... Read more

MPs and experts gather to address the global health worker shortage


Last night Health Poverty Action held an event in Parliament as part of our campaign to address the global health worker shortage. The world is facing a severe shortage of health workers and unless urgent action is taken one billion ... Read more

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