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News from October 2015

Selective tracking of SDGs will leave people behind


This article also appeared on the Huffington Post Blog This week there’s plenty of talk about data. Tuesday 20 October marked World Statistics Day, Saturday 24 October is World Development Information Day, and on Friday 23 October “data visionary” Hans ... Read more

Could we really be the first generation to end extreme poverty?


Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. It comes just two weeks after the World Bank released figures projecting that the percentage of the world’s population living in extreme poverty has fallen for the first time to ... Read more

London pub’s risotto raises funds while filling tums


Health Poverty Action are delighted that The Black Dog pub in Vauxhall, London, have once again added a special dish to their menu to help raise money for our work across the globe strengthening global health. Throughout the whole of ... Read more

Reaction to Home Secretary’s statements on immigration


Health Poverty Action condemns Home Secretary Theresa May’s statements on immigration at the Conservative Party Conference. Two aspects of her speech have particular relevance to us. First her claim that immigration puts pressure on public services including hospitals. This is not ... Read more

“No regrets” about London Marathon


UK nurse Kate Vaal, ran for team Health Poverty Action in the 2015 London Marathon, raising a whopping £2,652. We recently caught up with her a year on from the moment she first found out she would be taking on ... Read more

Improved health for mothers and babies in Somaliland


Click below to read our autumn edition of health in action, featuring one of the mothers who was able to safeguard herself and her children, thanks to the wonderful people we’re working with to improve the health of mothers and babies in ... Read more

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