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Yearly Archives: 2017

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

We won’t end poverty without tackling the structural issues that cause it.


This piece was written by our Policy and Campaigns Officer, Matthew Bramall, for the Guardian. There was a sense of deja vu last week when I read the excellent piece by Adam Ramsay exploring why people are losing faith in ... Read more

Celebrating a victory over Big Tobacco


Today is World No Tobacco day – a perfect chance to celebrate a campaign success that has helped limit the power of big tobacco companies. Tobacco is a huge global health problem. If current trends persist, tobacco will kill more ... Read more

Africa subsidises the rest of the world by over $40 billion in one year, according to new research


Much more wealth is leaving the world’s most impoverished continent than is entering it, according to new research into total financial flows into and out of Africa. The study finds that African countries receive $161.6 billion in resources such as ... Read more

Preparing for 2019: Drug Policy Objectives and the Sustainable Development Agenda


Today’s blog is a guest post by Nazlee Maghsoudi, Knowledge Translation Manager at the ICSDP. In it she talks about the side event held at the 60th Commission on Narcotic Drugs, and how it can offer insight into how drug policy ... Read more

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