The Story of As One

In 1984 a young British doctor returned from Afghanistan with a profound understanding of the connection between health and poverty. He wrote a vivid account of life in marginalised communities for the Guardian newspaper. At the bottom of the article was his phone number and a request that anyone interested in strengthening health services globally should contact him.

The responses were overwhelming. Doctors, nurses and development workers assembled to become the first Health Poverty Action staff and set up an organisation that would stand in partnership with marginalised communities around the world for decades to come.

Just like in 1984, the As One campaign is looking for UK health professionals and organisations who believe in a fair and just world. Join healthcare professionals, ambassadors and partner organisations who share a goal- to support colleagues around the world to make health for all more than just an aspiration.

Inspired to be involved? Click on the links below to learn about the different options available to you in the UK: