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News from May 2013

A response to the Post 2015 development framework


Yesterday a report on the new framework for international development to replace the Millennium Development Goals was published. This is how Health Poverty Action responded. Martin Drewry, Director, Health Poverty Action, comments: “The panel’s failure to nail down genuine, measurable ... Read more

The Truth About Global Health


Martin Drewry, Director of Health Poverty Action, blogs: As the World Health Assembly draws to a close and the great and the good in global health head home, it’s time to focus on some truths about health. 1. Technology is ... Read more

Tackling Teenage Pregnancy in Sierra Leone


Teenage pregnancy is very common in Sierra Leone, contributing to one third of all pregnancies in the country. Health Poverty Action is working with women in Sierra Leone to help improve maternal health. At a recent event, the National Teenage ... Read more

Using Poetry and Drama to Educate About Sexual Health in Ethiopia


Youth clubs in the Bale Lowlands are using poetry and drama to educate local children about sexual and family planning issues. Sexually transmitted illnesses are a major problem in Ethiopia; many people are particularly at risk to HIV and AIDs. ... Read more

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