I would like to support Health Poverty Action USA’s work financially – what can I do?
There are many ways you can support our work. You can set up a direct debit, or make a one time donation through this website. If you are feeling a little more active you could get involved in a fundraising event, and raise much-needed funds from friends and family!
I would like to donate money to a specific project – can I do that?
Donations of $1,000 upwards can be given to a specific project. It’s worth remembering that donations towards our work in general are really important for Health Poverty Action USA. These can be spent where the need is greatest, helping communities that would otherwise have nobody else to turn to.
Does Health Poverty Action USA provide speakers to talk about its work?
Yes! We are able to provide speakers to give talks and take workshops on a variety of subjects to all kinds of audiences. For more information, get in touch.
How can my school/university/place of worship get involved with Health Poverty Action USA’s work?
We love having groups involved with our work. There is a range of things you can be involved in such as fundraising in your local area, running a health heroes day at your school, or volunteering for us. We can provide you with everything you need.
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Do you only work on healthcare projects?
We believe that a holistic approach is needed to make a difference in the countries where we work. Better healthcare cannot be achieved without reducing poverty, and poverty cannot be eliminated without better healthcare. Therefore our projects focus not only on healthcare but on other issues that affect it, such as water sanitation and nutrition.
Why does Health Poverty Action USA spend money on advocacy?
At Health Poverty Action we believe that we need to tackle the causes of poor health as well as the symptoms. That’s why, as well as working alongside communities to help them access their right to health, we advocate. Advocacy can deliver lasting change for many more people than we could ever hope to help directly.
Can I volunteer with Health Poverty Action in the US, UK and overseas?
Health Poverty Action welcomes the valuable contribution that volunteers can make to an organization. We are rarely able to host volunteers overseas, but there are occasional volunteering opportunities in the US and UK.
How does Health Poverty Action USA spend its money – does it cost a lot to administer?
For every $1 raised, 94 cents goes towards our programs. This means that as much of your money as possible is going to where it is needed most.
How do I get a job in international development?
There are many different ways you can get a job in international development. It largely depends on what you want to focus on, but most people start off by volunteering or getting involved in advocacy or fundraising with a particular organization to gain experience.
I would like to work for Health Poverty Action USA – can I?
All of our jobs are advertised on our website in the jobs section.
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Can I sponsor a child through Health Poverty Action USA?
Health Poverty Action does not run child sponsorship schemes. However, there are many other ways you can support some of the poorest and most marginalised communities that we work with.
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Does Health Poverty Action USA work in emergency situations?
In the poor communities where we work, every day is an emergency – a constant fight for life and health against all the odds. The people in these areas might not be featured in global news bulletins very often, but in spite of that – or maybe in part because of it – their struggle for health continues amid problems of emergency proportions every day.
We are committed to doing all that we can, as quickly as we can, to end this unnecessary suffering and prevent these unnecessary deaths.