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News from March 2013

The San People Raise Awareness of Tuberculosis Ahead Of World TB Day


The San people of Tsumkwe rally to raise awareness of tuberculosis ahead of World TB day this Sunday. The San people have a high rate of multidrug resistant TB, a dangerous strain of the disease that does not respond to ... Read more

Justine Greening: Don’t Put the Interests of British Business Before Those of the Poor


In a speech on 18 March to the London Stock Exchange, international development secretary Justine Greening said the UK wants to make it easier for British businesses to get a slice of the aid budget. This sends a worrying signal ... Read more

British Ambassador Visits Health Poverty Action in Cambodia


In Mondulkiri Health Poverty Action is strengthening health staff to save lives, training health staff so they can improve the services at health centres for the people living in Mondulkiri. The British Ambassador to Cambodia recently visited one of the ... Read more

Tackling Female Genital Mutilation will take more than £35m


This week Martin Drewry, Director at Health Poverty Action wrote a letter to The London Evening Standard, here’s what he said: Tackling Female Genital Mutilation will take more than £35m from the UK David Cameron is absolutely right to try ... Read more

The challenges of improving health in marginalised areas


The director of Health Poverty Action, Martin Drewry, attended conference organised by our partners Christian Aid. Here you can see him discuss the challenges to improving health in marginalised areas.     ... Read more

Meet the women saving lives in Cambodia


More women die in childbirth in the regions of Preah Vihear and Ratanakiri than anywhere else in Cambodia. This is partly because the regions are remote and health services are scarce, and partly because discrimination by the mainstream population prevents ... Read more

Blog: Good Point, Prince Philip


Martin Drewry, Director of Health Poverty Action blogs: It’s not often I’ve felt Prince Philip’s remarks have hinted at a sound political point. But last week they did. The Prince’s joke that the Philippines must be empty because half the ... Read more

Live Below the Line is live

Over one billion people live on less that £1 a day. Could you? Live Below the Line challenges you to spend just £1 a day on food for five days between 29th April – 3rd May. The World Bank defines ... Read more

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