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Who are we?

26/08/16

As part of a series in which we reflect on power within our organisation, Natalie Sharples, our Head of Policy and Campaigns blogs about our values, and our roots in the Primary Healthcare Movement. Who are we? This is not ... Read more

Working with Traditional Birth Attendants for Indigenous Health

09/08/16

Earlier this year our Direct Marketing Officer, Sarah Smith, visited some of the communities we work with in Guatemala whilst she was travelling through the country. Today, on the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People, we want to share ... Read more

Extrajudicial killings in the Philippines of suspected drug offenders

02/08/16

Health Poverty Action joins over 300 NGOs calling on the UN to take action   Since 10th May 2016, more than 700 people suspected of using or dealing drugs have been killed by police and vigilantes in the Philippines. This is a ... Read more

Power and privilege- taking a look at ourselves

28/07/16

Two years ago we worked with others on a report that argued the development sector, through its focus on aid, was obscuring the facts about how poverty is created. It was also reinforcing dubious power imbalances between people and nations ... Read more

Outbreak in Mandera, Kenya

22/06/16

Kenya is known as one of the fastest growing economies in Eastern Africa, with improving infrastructure and a growing jobs market. Despite these successes, Kenya still is one of the most unequal countries in Africa, with more than 45% of ... Read more

The 69th World Health Assembly- Why it matters

01/06/16

Delegations from 194 countries gathered in Geneva last week for the World Health Assembly, the annual high level gathering of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Despite recent criticism, lack of funding and resulting weaknesses in some areas, the WHO is ... Read more

Thank You London 10,000 Team!

31/05/16

A gigantic thank you to Cecilie, Jocelyn, Matilda, Tongqing, Heather, Richard, Grace and Abbie for taking on the Vitality London 10,000 yesterday for Health Poverty Action. We are so grateful for all the hard work every single runner put into ... Read more

Get Educated: Menstruation Matters

28/05/16

Thacienne was considered one of the brightest students in her class until she was forced to drop out of school at just eleven years old. In Rwanda 35% of children are withdrawn from school early by families who cannot afford ... Read more

Using Dialogue for Development

21/05/16

The San are an indigenous, largely nomadic group of people living across parts of Southern Africa. Health Poverty Action works with the San in Tsumkwe, in the north east of Namibia. Whilst Namibia’s German-speaking population has a life expectancy of ... Read more

Reflecting on UNGASS: Disappointment and hope for sustainable development

13/05/16

A few weeks ago we attended the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) in New York. This was the first time in 18 years that such a high level meeting has taken place to ... Read more



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