We speak out to challenge the structures and systems that keep people poor, and to hold those responsible to account.
We live in a world in which wealth and power are concentrated in the hands of a privileged few. The wealthy can use their influence to shape policies and practices that suit them, meanwhile, others struggle.
Health Poverty Action campaigns to break this vicious cycle through actions that address the root causes of poverty and tackle inequality.
Explore our current campaigns below!
COVID-19 Vaccine Justice
Health Poverty Action is part of the People’s Vaccine Alliance which demands a people’s vaccine that is available to everyone, free of charge. We support the movement led by countries in the Majority World at the World Trade Organization asking for a TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics. We also join them in demanding a mandatory pooling of all COVID-19 related knowledge, data, and technologies.Read More
A 21st Century approach to drugs
Explore our work campaigning on drug policyRead more
Join our re-education movement!
With calls growing to bring the truth about Britain’s legacy of colonialism into classrooms, now teachers, students and parents can take matters into their own hands with our free lesson plan exploring colonialism and the roots of global poverty aimed at 16-18-year-olds (Key Stage 5).Find out more
The Power of Language
Activists and campaigners! The language we use to talk about the issues we work on impacts how people, think, feel and act on them. Explore our resources to find out how we can tackle the root causes of poverty and build a global movement for change through our communications.Find out more