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Yearly Archives: 2017

Oh I wish it could be HPA Choirs for Change every day!! When the kids start singing and the band begins to play…      


And so we come to the end of our carolling season. 15 exhausting days…. and we weren’t even singing! A grand total of 74 groups of singers of all ages and varieties have sung for us over the past three ... Read more

‘Choirs for Change School Concert’


An enormous thank you to Ms Nicholls, Mr Meryon and Putney High School for hosting our first ever ‘Choirs for Change Concert’ in their beautiful Performing Arts Centre. ‘Choirs for Change’ is big movement led by choirs across the UK. ... Read more

From Derby to Peckham Rye. No, it’s not a folk song – it’s a tale of intrepid Choirs for Change!

This week saw 31 wonderful groups of singers brave the wintry temperatures, and sing out in support of health justice! The running total for our ‘Choirs for Change’ December stands at: £9,799.67 Choirs in Peckham Rye, Pimlico, Clapham North (and ... Read more

UHC financing and the structural causes of poverty


  We all support the aspiration to achieve ‘Universal Health Coverage’ (UHC) – who could possibly argue against a world in which everybody has access to the high quality health services they need, without incurring financial hardship? The problem is ... Read more

Ready, Set, Sing! (with a bit of Bake Off thrown in for good measure!)


Choirs for Change 2017 – Week One   Once again, Health Poverty Action have had the pleasure of organising an absolute army of enthusiastic singers from all across the UK. From the grown up Year Six Students of St Mary’s ... Read more

The government can’t be trusted with our trade deals


The Trade Bill was published today, less than 24 hours after the consultation on the Trade Bill white paper closed. This means only one thing: that the consultation was a PR exercise, and nothing more. The government can’t be trusted ... Read more

Reclaiming Internationalism


On 25th September we held an event at the Labour Party Conference called Reclaiming Internationalism: Moving UK Development Policy Beyond Empire 2.0. Wealth redistribution, colonialism and an ‘NHS for the world’ were just some of the topics discussed at our ... Read more

Back to school with PhotoVoice!


  It’s September – the nights are drawing in, the autumn wind is upon us and the kids are back to school. Here at Health Poverty Action, we know all about the importance and impact of education. Last year we ... Read more

Working with indigenous people for progress


Today is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, and ten years since the creation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. There are around 370 million indigenous people in the world. Despite making up less ... Read more

Big tobacco bullies the global south. Trade deals are their biggest weapon.


This piece was written for the Guardian by our Policy and Campaigns Officer, Matthew Bramall, and Paul Keenlyside, Coordinator of the Trade Justice Movement. Cigarette packets often carry the warning to “protect children: don’t make them breathe your smoke”. In 2014, ... Read more

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