A new report by Medact on the long-term impacts of the British military’s recruitment of children under the age of 18, presents evidence linking ‘serious health concerns’ with the policy, and calls for a rise in the minimum recruitment age.
Tues Oct 18, 7-9pm at Brighton University: Join us at the the launch of Britain’s only public health report into the long term health impacts of the British military’s recruitment of children. There will be a panel discussion with expert speakers and attendees will be given a copy of the report and a toolkit on challenging militarism in society and in education.
‘I appeal to the physician in you to uphold the ethical and humanitarian duty of our oath.’ A letter sent by Medact Member and trainee GP Sarah Alhulail to Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade, and a former GP. It follows on from Wednesday’s call from over 200 health professionals for a cessation of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia, a campaign led by the Medact Arms and Militarisation group.
Theresa May will soon decide whether to commission Hinkley Point C. Medact today release a discussion paper on the implications of HPC for renewable energy and health by trustee Frank Boulton.
See the conference website for the latest programme and confirmed speakers.
We are pleased to announce that Medact will be hosting the 22nd IPPNW World Congress in September 2017. Mark your calendars!
David McCoy discusses the growing emergence of antibiotic resistance in relation to intensive farming practices and how the same systems and consumption patterns underlying these are also contributing to climate change.
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The Recruitment of Children by the UK Armed Forces: a Critique from Health Professionals
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Medact submission to the Labour Party Defence Policy Review
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Eating Better calls on Government to step up to the plate for our health and the health of the planet
Responding to the Needs of Refugees
Medact investigates health impacts of under-18 recruitment into UK armed forces
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