Sarah Dransfield

Senior Press Officer

Sarah is the main point of contact for Oxfam's UK Poverty Programme and also works on the Essential Services campaign, which focuses on the provision of health and education for all. Sarah previously worked as a reporter at music festivals for the Oxfam youth website and has a background in fashion PR and copywriting.

Direct line: +44 (0)1865 472269

Email: sdransfield@oxfam.org.uk

All posts by Sarah Dransfield

Challenge to World Bank and IMF to get serious about extreme inequality

Global wealth inequality threatens economic and social viability. Following Oxfam's January report revealing that just 85 people owned the same wealth as the bottom half the world's population,...

UK leadership helps to end falls in global aid - But aid to Africa continues to drop and only five donors achieve 0.7% promise

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“Model hospital” for privatised African health care threatens to swamp country’s budget

International Finance Corporation (IFC) supported private hospital project eating up 51 percent of Lesotho's health budget ...

Public services top up the income of the poorest by 76 percent

Health and education are powerful weapons in the fight against global inequality ...

Former Oxfam occupational counsellor, Martin Knops, awarded OBE in Queen’s New Year Honours list

Martin Knops, 65 from Shipton on Cherwell in Oxford, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Year Honours list for his services to Oxfam. Martin, who retired from Oxfam in August, worked for...

Philippines typhoon response: a week of obstacles, a month of delivery, years of support

One month on the aid effort has helped millions to survive but serious gaps remain Despite widespread destruction and massive logistical obstacles in the wake of...

UK to implement a public registry on beneficial ownership to tackle tax dodging - Oxfam reaction

In response to the announcement that David Cameron will implement a central registry of beneficial ownership, Oxfam's Head of Development Finance & Public Services, Emma Seery, said: ...

Cyclone leaves destruction and homelessness in India but many lives saved by quick action

Oxfam India will provide water, sanitation and shelter to 6,000 people affected by Cyclone Phailin. The storm, one of the country's biggest natural disasters in years, left India on Sunday leaving...

Oxfam reaction to passage of Cyclone Phailin

The cyclone Phailin which has struck two states in Eastern India has weakened, but Oxfam says that the next few hours remain crucial for tens of thousands of Indians stuck in the middle of one of...

In sickness and in wealth: why insurance schemes are bad for poor nations’ health

More progressive funding could double poor countries' health budgets A new report, published today by Oxfam, is warning that health insurance schemes - being promoted by some donor agencies...