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Supporters brave weather to March for Mothers

30/03/15 by Health Poverty Action

On Sunday 29 March, a group of Health Poverty Action supporters braved the rain and descended upon Greenwich Park in south London to take part in March for Mothers – a 5km walk which aims to raise both awareness and ... Read more

Calling for drug policy reform – an update

11/03/15 by Health Poverty Action

This week, Health Poverty Action is at the annual session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), a UN body responsible for supervising the world’s illicit drug control system.  Right now, the CND is planning for next year’s special session of ... Read more

How the War on Drugs is holding back women’s rights

06/03/15 by Health Poverty Action

One of the great strengths of International Women’s Day has always been that it encourages people to look at all aspects of women’s rights:  not just blatant discrimination against women, but the economic and social factors that contribute to inequality.  ... Read more

UCL Economist’s Society cook-off raises almost £300

04/03/15 by Health Poverty Action

On Monday 2 March, University College London’s Economist’s Society presented “Buy it, Cook it and Sell it” – The Great Economist’s Cook-Off in collaboration with Health Poverty Action. Students applied all the knowledge they had gained from classes into practice as they ... Read more

Health Poverty Action launches new report on the failing War on Drugs

26/02/15 by Health Poverty Action

Today Health Poverty Action has launched a report calling for the global development sector to rethink its approach to the failing War on Drugs. Entitled ‘Casualties of War: How the War on Drugs is harming the world’s poorest’, the report emphasises ... Read more

Photography exhibition launched in London

19/02/15 by Health Poverty Action

Last night Health Poverty Action officially launched its photography exhibition, Health in Myanmar’s Margins, at the Brick Lane Gallery in east London. The exhibition provides a rare opportunity for the UK public to learn about poverty and health within the ... Read more

Chinese Spring Festival is a huge hit

13/02/15 by Health Poverty Action

Chinese New Year is on the horizon and to celebrate Ivy, a Chinese student from City University London, decided to organise a Chinese Spring Festival in order for fellow students to proudly share their culture with the wider community. The ... Read more

Using theatre to end FGM

06/02/15 by Health Poverty Action

As the world observes the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Health Poverty Action has been busy highlighting this global unity to eradicate FGM within the small coastal town of Berbera, Somaliland – through a theatrical ... Read more

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