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Spooky student socials raise funds for Health Poverty Action


As Halloween approached last week, students at Queen Mary University, City University London, and the University of Greenwich, decided to host spooky fundraising events to help raise funds for Health Poverty Action. Over in the London borough of Islington, the ... Read more

Selective tracking of SDGs will leave people behind


This article also appeared on the Huffington Post Blog This week there’s plenty of talk about data. Tuesday 20 October marked World Statistics Day, Saturday 24 October is World Development Information Day, and on Friday 23 October “data visionary” Hans ... Read more

Could we really be the first generation to end extreme poverty?


Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. It comes just two weeks after the World Bank released figures projecting that the percentage of the world’s population living in extreme poverty has fallen for the first time to ... Read more

London pub’s risotto raises funds while filling tums


Health Poverty Action are delighted that The Black Dog pub in Vauxhall, London, have once again added a special dish to their menu to help raise money for our work across the globe strengthening global health. Throughout the whole of ... Read more

Reaction to Home Secretary’s statements on immigration


Health Poverty Action condemns Home Secretary Theresa May’s statements on immigration at the Conservative Party Conference. Two aspects of her speech have particular relevance to us. First her claim that immigration puts pressure on public services including hospitals. This is not ... Read more

“No regrets” about London Marathon


UK nurse Kate Vaal, ran for team Health Poverty Action in the 2015 London Marathon, raising a whopping £2,652. We recently caught up with her a year on from the moment she first found out she would be taking on ... Read more

Improved health for mothers and babies in Somaliland


Click below to read our autumn edition of health in action, featuring one of the mothers who was able to safeguard herself and her children, thanks to the wonderful people we’re working with to improve the health of mothers and babies in ... Read more

London school kicks off School Stomp


On Friday 18 September, St Mary and St Pancras Church of England Primary School in King’s Cross, London, took on the first School Stomp of the academic year, raising a fantastic £105.82 for Health Poverty Action. The School Stomp is a ... Read more

The SDGs – 3 things we like (and 1 thing we don’t)


This week world leaders are gathering in New York to endorse the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a set of global goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Whilst non-binding, the 17 goals and 169 targets are likely to ... Read more

Robin Hood Tax most popular tax in the world


Today was a watershed moment in the campaign for a Robin Hood Tax: over a million actions have been taken demanding that banks pay their fair share to help those hit hardest by the financial crisis. The Robin Hood Tax ... Read more