Medact and Healthy Planet UK launch campaign calling on the UK health community to divest from fossil fuels.
by David McCoy, Fiona Godlee, Sabaratnam Arulkumaran and Hugh Montgomery.
Professor Sir Andy Haines on The Global Health Crises: What’s to be done?
Medact is a charity for health professionals and others working to improve health worldwide.
It conducts research and analysis.
It campaigns and lobbies.
It educates and informs.
It is independent of powerful interest groups. It sees health through the lens of social justice.
We promote peace and disarmament. We challenge the power of the military-industrial complex and examine the social and health impacts of war.
We want a fair and ecologically-sensitive economics. We challenge trade, investment and financial systems that are unjust and harmful.
We seek a healthy planet and climate protection. We challenge our dependence on fossil fuels and campaign for sustainable models of development.
We advance a rights-based and progressive model of medicine and health care. We challenge undue corporate and commercial influence over health policy.
Rebecca Sharkey on Medact’s trip to Faslane and Holyrood
Medsin Students: Would you like to visit Kazakhstan?
Medact and RSM Event: Torture – An ethical dilemma for the medical profession?
BMJ Editorial: IPCC report shows the need for “radical and transformative change”
Alistair Wardrope: ‘One go-to contrarian economist dissents over key climate impact report…’
Guddi Singh: Without tax justice, England’s health services will crumble
Dr Aseem Malhotra: Taking action on sugar – applying lessons from the salt reduction programme
Sally Ruane: Our health and their development: overlapping interests?
Dr David McCoy: Universities must resist the military industrial complex
Guddi Singh: Why the political origins of health inequity haven’t been tamed just yet
Dr. Roberto DeVogli: Thatcher’s Trickle-Up Economics Made Us Sick
Robert Yates on Public Financing – The Key to Universal Health Coverage
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