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Back to school with PhotoVoice!

22/09/17

  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

09/08/17

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.

20/07/17

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.

14/06/17

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

31/05/17

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

24/05/17

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

23/05/17

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

London Marathon 2017: Congratulations #TeamHPA!

28/04/17

Thank you to each and every one of our incredible runners who completed the London Marathon 2017 on behalf of Health Poverty Action! We hope you are very proud of yourselves for such a magnificent lifetime achievement. #TeamHPA all put ... Read more

Our partnership with Find Your Feet

19/04/17

We have some exciting news to share with you! We have formed a new partnership with a charity called Find Your Feet. Why? Well there are a few reasons. As the funding landscape changes, smaller NGOs like Find Your Feet ... Read more

Mental illness is a global problem: we need a global response

07/04/17

This World Health Day we look at what needs to be done to improve mental health around the world. Mental illness is a global problem. More than 300 million people, 4.4% of the world’s population, suffer from depression. These alarming ... Read more



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