In 2016, Medact’s Annual Forum will focus on the responsibility that nurses, doctors and other health professionals have towards the climate. The conference will take place on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th December, at Friends House in London.
We are seeking to appoint two new members of Staff and three additional Trustees as part of our ongoing revitalisation and growth.
Whilst many are celebrating the government’s new Eatwell Guide as a step in the right direction for sustainability – we ask if it goes far enough to address environmental concerns
The health community has an important role to play in addressing needs of refugees arriving in the UK.
Challenging the Judgement Against the ‘Heathrow 13’
Photos, audio and video from our annual conference are now on-line.
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.
Nukes of Hazard
Letter: Global Health Professionals Call for Transition Away from Coal
South London GPs linking together patient well-being and sustainable food
Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre
How environmentally sustainable are the new dietary guidelines?
North Korea’s Latest Missile Firing and Nuclear Weapons Test
Medact at the #StopTrident March
Refugee Solidarity Group in Calais
In Defence of the Heathrow 13
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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