Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Health Poverty Action

Health Poverty Action works to strengthen poor and marginalised people in their struggle for health. They prioritise those missed out by almost everyone else.

Their approach to health is distinctive in two ways:

Firstly, they focus on the most poor and the most marginalised. Secondly, they believe in a comprehensive approach - not just improve health services, but also focus on other factors that impact on health such as water, sanitation and nutrition.

they have built up long-term relationships and trust with many of the poorest and most marginalised communities. They may be on the edge of society because of or culture, gender, geography, politics, economics – or any combination of these. For these people every day is a fight for life and health, against all the odds.

Poor health and poverty are each a key cause and consequence of the other. By addressing both at the same time HPA can improve one by improving the other.

Health Poverty Action recognizes health as a fundamental human right, not simply a medical challenge. The world’s poorest also have this right – they should be aware of it and able to insist it is recognised. They need a voice, and we help them raise it.

For more information, please visit their website,

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