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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

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