Why Campaign?

For too many people, health is a luxury beyond their reach. For too many people it is hard enough to get through the day, let alone stand up and speak out for their rights.

Health Poverty Action meets the immediate needs of the poorest and most vulnerable people where we can. But to tackle the causes of poor health we also need to speak up and press for change.

That is why those of us who can, must use our voices to demand change.

Campaigning has improved the health and wellbeing of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Here’s how:

Debt cancellation

Cancelling the debt of more than 20 poor countries has led directly to more money being spent on desperately needed health and education programmes.

Find out more.


HIV treatment

More people living with HIV/AIDS are now getting life-saving drugs thanks to campaigners who put pressure on governments and drugs companies.

Find out more.


Baby milk substitutes

Campaigning against the irresponsible marketing of breast milk substitutes has led to much tougher scrutiny of the companies that promote their products in poor countries.

Find out more.