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Yearly Archives: 2018

How can we improve maternal health experiences for indigenous women?


For the last year or so, Health Poverty Action has been working with the UN Population Fund (the UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency) and the Minority Rights Group to investigate the maternal health experiences of indigenous women and girls. ... Read more

Alma-Ata 40 years on – time to renew and re-affirm


This week the World Health Organisation – along with governments, other global institutions, and civil society groups– are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Alma-Ata Declaration on Primary Health Care. This is a genuinely significant event for everyone who cares ... Read more

Health Poverty Action goes to Liverpool


It’s been a busy few weeks for us at Health Poverty Action as we travelled up to Liverpool to be part of the exciting action surrounding the Labour Party Conference and the World Transformed! Here’s what we got up to ... Read more

We’re back at the Labour Party Conference!


After the success of last year, we are delighted to say that we are back at the Labour Party Conference this September running a number of exciting events with our partners in Liverpool! To top it off, we also have ... Read more

Reclaiming power from corporations


Today Health Poverty Action and their partners have launched a new briefing calling on governments to stop prioritising big companies over the health and wellbeing of people. Entitled “Changing track: putting people before corporations”, the briefing details how governments around the ... Read more

Join our Village


Pregnant women and children are often the most vulnerable to serious health problems, but what happens when you live three days walk from the closest clinic? Or there simply aren’t enough trained health workers to support you through a difficult pregnancy? ... Read more

Curry for Change Cooking Classes!

OUR HUGELY POPULAR COOKING CLASSES ARE BACK FOR 2018! This year we are delighted to be featuring wonderful chefs from around the world teaching you the secrets of cooking authentically from Vietnam, Mauritius, Kenya, and classic Indian food representing many ... Read more

Health Poverty Action’s response to today’s announcements on cannabis


Responding to today’s announcements that the government will establish an expert panel to advise on the prescription medicinal cannabis and that Labour will review drugs policy to address all issues of public health, Martin Drewry, Director of Health Poverty Action, ... Read more

Shortage of health workers is a global problem, not just a problem for the NHS

The scrapping of the immigration cap is a rare victory for freedom of movement, but the global health inequalities underlying the issue need to be part of the debate. The shortage of health workers is a global problem, particularly acute ... Read more

Want healthier drug policies? Join us on June 26!


The recent landmark decision by Canada takes them even closer to a regulated cannabis market, following in the footsteps of Uruguay and US states like California and Colorado. As this wave of reform sweeps the world, it’s time to demand ... Read more

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