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News from April 2013

Live Below the Line challenge


Blog written by Hester Enthoven Live Below the Line is an awareness raising and fundraising campaign set up by the Global Poverty Project that’s making a huge difference in the fight against extreme poverty. The campaign challenges individuals to live ... Read more

Thank you marathon runners!


At Health Poverty Action we’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the London marathon yesterday. As those of you in our running team know, there are millions of people who don’t have access ... Read more

The Global Movement for Health: Nicaragua


An update on the global movement for health in Nicaragua from Juan Antonio Herrera Urbina.  I work with indigenous Miskito and Mayangna people in the Autonomous Region of the North Atlantic (RAAN). Here over half of all women have been ... Read more

Doctor’s actor raises money for doctors around the world


At Health Poverty Action we’re very excited that the actor Michael McKell is running the London marathon to raise money for us on Sunday. You may recognise Michael from the television programme Doctors, set in Birmingham, but this Sunday he’ll ... Read more

Standing up for health rights in Namibia


This is Maria Musangu. She asks customers in her shop to take a free condom, even though some of her neighbours believe condoms are part of a plot to wipe out their ethnic group. Maria is one of the San ... Read more

Actor that plays nurse raises money for nurses


Health Poverty Action is very excited that actor Michael Obiora will be running in the London marathon to raise money for us. You may know Michael from the BBC’s Casualty where he plays Nurse Lloyd Asike, but soon he’ll be ... Read more

One billion people world-wide will never see a health worker


Health Poverty Action is pleased to be involved in a new project launched today: Health workers for all and all for health workers! Everyone should have access to health workers. However, if the situation remains as it is today, one ... Read more

Campaign Update: Mothers on the Margins


Over the past two and a half years, the Mothers on the Margins campaign has been championing the rights of indigenous women around the world to have a safe pregnancy and birth. Find out what’s been happening with the campaign ... Read more

A Good Day for Global Health


Yesterday was a good day for global health. The Supreme Court in India rejected a claim by pharmaceutical company Novartis that would have threatened India’s ability to produce low cost medicine. The majority of low-income countries depend on India for ... Read more

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