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News from October 2014

Minister Lynne Featherstone visits Health Poverty Action in Somaliland


On Monday 20th October, Health Poverty Action welcomed Lynne Featherstone MP, Minister for International Development, to the Sahil region of Somaliland. Here, the Minister met with one of the girls’ clubs from Berbera town which was set up to help ... Read more

Vital Ebola prevention supplies reach remote health units in Sierra Leone


This month 28 hard-to-reach peripheral health units (PHUs) in Sierra Leone have received vital supplies from Health Poverty Action to help combat the spread of the Ebola virus, thanks to support from Cordaid. Kits containing medical gloves, chlorine, liquid soap, ... Read more

Health Poverty Action in the news


This week Health Poverty Action featured in a number of media pieces, talking about the links between the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the global health worker crisis. This included an article in the Times, a TV appearance on ... Read more

Fundraiser takes part in ‘The Big Cut’ for Health Poverty Action


Ruth has always had long hair; right down to her waist in fact for most of her life. But this year she decided to join her flatmate and others in “THE BIG CUT”. She bravely cut off 42cm of her hair and ... Read more

Blog Action Day: Addressing the structural drivers of inequality


Today is Blog Action Day where people around the globe are blogging about one broad topic – inequality. So here is our contribution, where our Senior Policy Advisor, Natalie Sharples, addresses the structural drivers of inequality. Addressing inequality requires a rebalancing ... Read more

Health Poverty Action celebrates 30th anniversary

Last night supporters, staff and trustees both old and new, gathered in a rainy central London to mark Health Poverty Action’s 30th anniversary. The wet weather certainly didn’t dampen people’s spirits, as staff and trustees spanning three decades were reunited ... Read more

150 traditional healers in Sierra Leone take part in Ebola prevention training


55 traditional healers in the Bombali district of Sierra Leone have taken part in a training session on Ebola virus prevention with Health Poverty Action.  A further 95 traditional healers will also take part in this training over the next two ... Read more

IDC recommends health worker compensation


They heard us Back in October 2013 we published a report and briefing, ‘Aid in Reverse’, focusing on the global health worker crisis and the UK’s role in perpetuating this situation. This is part of our campaign with the Health Workers For All coalition. Exploring ... Read more

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