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Africa subsidises the rest of the world by over $40 billion in one year, according to new research


Much more wealth is leaving the world’s most impoverished continent than is entering it, according to new research into total financial flows into and out of Africa. The study finds that African countries receive $161.6 billion in resources such as ... Read more

Preparing for 2019: Drug Policy Objectives and the Sustainable Development Agenda


Today’s blog is a guest post by Nazlee Maghsoudi, Knowledge Translation Manager at the ICSDP. In it she talks about the side event held at the 60th Commission on Narcotic Drugs, and how it can offer insight into how drug policy ... Read more

London Marathon 2017: Congratulations #TeamHPA!


Thank you to each and every one of our incredible runners who completed the London Marathon 2017 on behalf of Health Poverty Action! We hope you are very proud of yourselves for such a magnificent lifetime achievement. #TeamHPA all put ... Read more

Our partnership with Find Your Feet


We have some exciting news to share with you! We have formed a new partnership with a charity called Find Your Feet. Why? Well there are a few reasons. As the funding landscape changes, smaller NGOs like Find Your Feet ... Read more

Mental illness is a global problem: we need a global response


This World Health Day we look at what needs to be done to improve mental health around the world. Mental illness is a global problem. More than 300 million people, 4.4% of the world’s population, suffer from depression. These alarming ... Read more

Laos: Meet Choummala


Choummala is Health Poverty Action’s Livestock Health Advisor in Laos. The work she does is tough, but her enthusiasm and dedication to the project shines through. Health Poverty Action works with remote communities in Laos to provide livestock, such as ... Read more

Uniting against discrimination to end TB


For World Tuberculosis (TB) Day this year, WHO is putting a particular focus on uniting efforts to end TB. An important part of this is addressing the stigma, discrimination and cultural barriers that prevent people accessing care. Namibia has one ... Read more

Transcending Borders for Women’s Health


On this International Women’s Day we are celebrating the successes of women we work with around the world. Both our staff and the communities they work alongside are working hard to promote and improve women’s health. In the remote areas of ... Read more

Thank you migrant health workers


From delivering babies to performing surgery, migrant health workers are at the heart of our NHS. Over 36% of doctors in the UK trained abroad, as did 21% of the nursing and midwifery workforce, and countless other support staff. The ... Read more

The Power of Conversation to End FGM


Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, otherwise known as FGM. Health Poverty Action works with communities to help them discuss health and social problems and change behaviour to end FGM.   Shamsa Mohamed Suleiman ... Read more

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