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Laos: Meet Yaomoua

22/09/16

In this new series of blogs we will be introducing you to the staff members who make our work around the world possible. Today Moira Deutinger, from our communications team in Laos, introduces us to Yaomoua.   Yaomoua sits across the table ... Read more

Tackling injustice with discussion and dialogue

15/09/16

There are few things as infuriating as injustice. Whether it’s extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, or a boy getting hurt in an airstrike in Syria, we all have a sense of what is unfair. And when we’re affected by something ... Read more

Fleeing war, persecution or poverty  – #WeStandWithYou

09/09/16

On Saturday 17th September, Health Poverty Action will march alongside organisations and individuals across the UK in solidarity with refugees and migrants. The march is an expression of human solidarity, standing with our sisters and brothers who have often faced ... Read more

Teachers – showing young people that they can be the change

02/09/16

I’m Sarah, the Direct Marketing Officer for Health Poverty Action. On a recent trip to Guatemala, I was lucky enough to meet some of the teachers working with Health Poverty Action in this beautiful but extremely unequal country. One memorable ... Read more

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



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