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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

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