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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

Around the World Tour for International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples


In the lead up to International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August, Health Poverty Action will be using this space to showcase an ‘Around the World Tour’ of our work towards ensuring indigenous peoples’ health and well-being. ... Read more

Schools in Rwanda show entrepreneurial spirit


In the region of Nyaruguru, Rwanda, a group of schools are starting to show promising entrepreneurial results from start-up businesses, designed to help finance girls’ education.    The scheme is part of Health Poverty Action’s wider project funded by the ... Read more

Guest blog: The Importance of Tax


Guest blog from our Head of Africa Programmes, Dr Tadesse Woldetsadik. The financing for development summit in Addis has concluded with lots of rhetoric but disappointingly little action. Tax was a controversial topic at the summit, with rich countries accused of ... Read more

Tax, the extractives industry and health in Sierra Leone – new report from Health Poverty Action


Today Health Poverty Action has launched a report highlighting how making extractive companies in Sierra Leone pay more tax could provide vital support to the health system. Entitled ‘Healthy Revenues: How the extractives industry can support Universal Health Coverage in ... Read more