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.
Medact and RSM Event: Torture – An ethical dilemma for the medical profession?
BMJ Editorial: IPCC report shows the need for “radical and transformative change”
News: Tax & Health Workshop
Atoms for Peace Event
News: Medact releases first briefing on the science of climate change
Atoms for Peace: The Atomic Weapons Establishment and UK Universities
Medact News Winter 2013: Relaunch Conference
News: Concern about drones grows, Medact releases new report
News: Medicine, Conflict and Survival – Student Representative
News: Over 250 people attend Medact relaunch conference
2011 Medical Peace Work Prize
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