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Help make tax fair

27/01/15 by Health Poverty Action

Today we’ve teamed up with over fifteen other organisations including Oxfam, ActionAid and Christian Aid, to launch a campaign calling for a new law, a Tax Dodging Bill. We’ve all heard tales of corporate tax dodging. Here in the UK Amazon ... Read more

Kent kicks off March for Mothers

05/01/15 by Health Poverty Action

We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in the first ‘March for Mothers‘ walk of 2015 in Kent yesterday. 800 women die every day from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. News of ... Read more

Festive fundraising raises over £4K

21/12/14 by Health Poverty Action

This festive season, two fantastic fundraising events, organised by our supporters, raised a total of £1,203 for Health Poverty Action. “Folk Off Ebola” We would like to say a huge thank you to sisters Alice and Kate Munro for organising ... Read more

Carol singing total tops £2,860

19/12/14 by Health Poverty Action

We would like to say a huge thank you to Lawyer’s Music for raising a fantastic £1,204 singing carols for Health Poverty Action yesterday, both in the morning and evening at Green Park Underground Station. This brings the total raised from all ... Read more

Communities play vital role in stopping the spread of Ebola

18/12/14 by Health Poverty Action

Health Poverty Action is continuing to carry out Ebola prevention work across the Bombali District in northern Sierra Leone, paying particular attention to the role of communities in helping to stop the spread of the virus. We have been identifying ... Read more

UK commits to review its recruitment of health workers from low income countries

15/12/14 by Health Poverty Action

Health Poverty Action’s call for health worker compensation was picked up during a parliamentary debate last week, with the Minister, Desmond Swayne, committing to commission a review of the NHS use of foreign workers. Health Poverty Action has been campaigning for ... Read more

Why do 5 billion people lack access to pain medication?

10/12/14 by Health Poverty Action

On this year’s Human Rights Day, Catherine Martin, Health Poverty Action’s Policy Officer, blogs on one of the most glaring threats to the right to health. As we celebrate Human Rights Day, let’s talk about one crucial human right that’s all ... Read more

More carols bring singing total to £1,656

by Health Poverty Action

We would like to say a huge thank you to Dover House Singers, Navadina and London City Voices for raising a fantastic £416 singing carols for Health Poverty Action yesterday evening at Hyde Park Corner Underground Station. This brings the total raised from all ... Read more

New resources for parliamentarians

09/12/14 by Health Poverty Action

Health Poverty Action has produced new resources for two upcoming parliamentary debates. On Thursday 11th December the House of Lords will debate the the Post 2015 framework that will replace the Millennium Development Goals, whilst MPs will debate the recent ... Read more

Carol singers raise a triumphant £1,240

04/12/14 by Health Poverty Action

We would like to say a huge thank you to the Westminster Cathedral Primary School and the London Welsh Chorale for raising a staggering £1,240 singing carols for Health Poverty Action yesterday evening at Pimlico Underground Station. Both choirs sang beautifully and were ... Read more