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Somaliland observes World Immunisation Week

30/04/15 by Health Poverty Action

In Somaliland, Health Poverty Action has been observing World Immunisation Week which runs from 24 – 30 April. To mark the occasion we have been actively engaging with parents on the importance of protecting their children from vaccine-preventable diseases such ... Read more

Live Below the Line challenge in full swing

28/04/15 by Health Poverty Action

This week around 90 Health Poverty Action supporters will be living off £1 a day for all their food and drink, in order to raise both funds and awareness of extreme poverty. Those taking part in this nationwide campaign, known better ... Read more

Breaking down barriers to health in Guatemala

by Health Poverty Action

Click below to read our Spring edition of health in action, featuring one of the determined women fighting for her indigenous community’s health rights in Guatemala.                           If you would ... Read more

Congratulations to our incredible London Marathon team!

27/04/15 by Health Poverty Action

We would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to each and every single one of our runners for completing the epic London Marathon yesterday on behalf of Health Poverty Action. The atmosphere was electric as always and the supporters ... Read more

World Malaria Day: 5 things you should know about malaria

24/04/15 by Health Poverty Action

Tomorrow we recognise World Malaria Day and the ongoing fight to defeat this disease globally. So we’ve put together 5 things we think you should know about malaria. 1. Malaria is one of the oldest diseases known to humanity DNA ... Read more

Are you ready to Live Below the Line?

20/04/15 by Health Poverty Action

Last week saw this year’s Live Below the Line challenge get into full swing as a number of Health Poverty Action supporters began the campaign a little early. Four staff members from Health Poverty Action, Jessica Scott, Sarah Smith, Laura ... Read more

Health Poverty Action staff kick-off Live Below the Line

13/04/15 by Health Poverty Action

Could you live off £1 a day for all food and drink to help end extreme poverty? The Live Below the Line challenge week is only two weeks away (27 April – 1 May). Yet some of Health Poverty Action’s ... Read more

It’s World Health Day – let’s talk about tax

07/04/15 by Health Poverty Action

Tax might not seem an obvious topic for us to focus on for on World Health Day, but at Health Poverty Action we see tax as a fundamental public health issue. Tax revenue can pay for healthcare. It redistributes wealth. ... Read more

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