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

18/06/18

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!

15/06/18

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

Regulate cannabis for public health

03/06/18

Today we launch a new campaign calling for the for government to legalise and regulate cannabis for public health.  Read the report and sign the petition here! ... Read more

How do we use your data?

23/05/18

Here at Health Poverty Action HQ we, like many, have been busy with preparations ahead of the EU General Data Protection Regulations (more commonly known as GDPR) which will apply from 25th May. It’s been a bit like Christmas, but ... Read more

The Alternatives – Global Perspectives for Healthier Lives

25/04/18

On the 16th April, we held an event in London called “The Alternatives – Global Perspectives for Healthier Lives”. Our current system is failing to ensure good health and well-being for all. In light of this, we held an event ... Read more

Well done to our 2018 London Marathon Team!

23/04/18

Thank you so much to the incredible Health Poverty Action & Find Your Feet runners for the London Marathon 2018:  Aamir, Alice, Benjamin, Casey, Chris, Christian, Christina, Christopher, David, Eden, Erin, Harry, James, Joel, Jordan, Lesley, Liv, Liz, Matthew, Megan, ... Read more

Introducing our As One partners!

09/04/18

What is the ‘As One’ campaign? ‘As One’ is a movement designed to support health professionals who work in incredibly challenging circumstances abroad; a lack of resources and geographical isolation makes it hard for them to do their jobs. Together, ... Read more

Response to the Labour Party policy paper: A World for the Many

26/03/18

Health Poverty Action warmly welcomes the Labour Party’s policy paper A World for the Many, launched today Monday 26 March. The paper was written by Shadow Secretary of State Kate Osamor MP and supported by a Task force of 12 ... Read more

Meet Amie: Malaria and maternal health in Sierra Leone

23/03/18

Amie is a Maternal Health Promoter in the Bombali district of Sierra Leone. Tonight Amie, and some of the other brilliant Maternal Health Promoters, Community Health Workers, Doctors and Nurses that Health Poverty Action trains and supports will be featured ... Read more



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