Medact and Healthy Planet UK publish new report outlining why the UK health community should divest from fossil fuels.
Freedom from Torture’s head of doctors, Juliet Cohen, describes the medical implications of flogging and discusses the specifics of the case of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi.
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.
Letter to Cheshire West & Chester Council on the health risks of Fracking
Raif Badawi’s 1000 Lashes: The Medical Implications Of Flogging
Unhealthy Investments – Why the UK healthy community’s investments in fossil fuels are bad for health.
Volunteers: Love Film? Hate Climate Change?
What matters — medicine, culture, and the space in between
Waking up to the planetary health emergency: let’s divest from fossil fuels.
Medact staff member’s Great North Run
The Courage to Ban Nuclear Weapons
News: Medact scholarship for two week intensive in Norway course on peace and health
Fracking report and letter to Lancashire Council
The Austrian Pledge: Blog from the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons
The social, political and ecological pathologies of the Ebola Crisis cannot be ignored
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