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News from February 2013

Blog: Bill Gates is Wrong


Martin Drewry, Health Poverty Action’s Director, blogs on why Bill Gates’ attitude towards the Millennium Development Goals is wrong: Bill Gates has suggested that the Millennium Development Goals do not need updating. He is wrong. Here’s why: Throughout the world, from Burma to Namibia, ... Read more

‘Fire in the Blood’ Opens in Cinemas Tonight


A film about Western pharmaceutical companies and governments blocking access to medicines opens in UK cinemas tonight, with more screenings taking place on 25th February. An intricate tale of ‘medicine monopoly and malice’ Fire in the Blood tells the story ... Read more

Health Poverty Action is looking for cyclists. Could you cycle for health justice?


Health Poverty Action has ten places available for Nightrider 2013. Register today for a unique 100 km moonlit ride around London’s iconic landmarks on the 8th-9th June 2013. This exclusive experience offers you the chance to cycle round Tower Bridge, ... Read more

A Positive Step Towards Achieving Health For All


A new UN protocol will provide better protection for people’s health rights. An amendment to the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will come into force in May, providing individuals who have suffered human rights abuses linked ... Read more

Zero Tolerance to FGM


Three million girls are at risk of genital mutilation every year. Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Health Poverty Action runs several programmes that deal with violence against women, including female genital mutilation, a ... Read more

Today is World Cancer Day


Did you know that India produces more low-cost medicines for illnesses like cancer than any other country? Known as the ‘pharmacy of the poor’, India produces the vast majority of quality low-cost medicines used in developing countries. These low-cost medicines ... Read more

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