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News from October 2013

Update from Laos

30/10/13

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

29/10/13

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

Thank you to our auction donors

16/10/13

                      Health Poverty Action was very proud to be once more be part of the annual Emerging Markets Benefit Ball in London this year. Taking place in the heart of ... Read more

World Food Day: Food Sovereignty

15/10/13

Food aid is causing problems – We need to look to food sovereignty                                  Today is World Food Day and we are launching a new ... Read more

Medicine and Patents – Tessa Hewitt blogs

14/10/13

Tessa Hewitt, a member of the programme team at Health Poverty Action, blogs on the health consequences of patented medication. “If it is true that one death is a tragedy, and a million deaths a statistic, then this is a ... Read more

International Day of the Girl Child: Education and Health

11/10/13

Friday 11th October marks the International Day of the Girl, which recognises the rights of girls and the unique challenges that they face around the world. At present, 36 million primary school aged girls are not admitted to school;50,000 girls ... Read more

Floods in Cambodia have displaced thousands of families

04/10/13

Heavy rainfall has caused disastrous flooding in Cambodia. Health Poverty Action is working to provide humanitarian aid for the communities affected. Over the last two weeks heavy rains have caused flooding in several areas of Cambodia. Health Poverty Action staff ... Read more



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