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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.
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The Courage to Ban Nuclear Weapons
News: Medact scholarship for two week intensive in Norway course on peace and health
Medact report on fracking due in February and letter to Lancashire County Council on the health risks of Fracking
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
Medact Student Blog: Inequality and Health – Lecture Summary
The RCPsych leads the way with their first Sustainability Summit – find out more.
David McCoy: Is the Harvard School of Public Health Afraid of Politics?
Guddi Singh: The People Vs. PFI Campaign – Giving PFI a run for our money
Besieging the Health Services in Gaza: A Profitable Business
Wars and peace in Kazakhstan
Report from IPPNW’s 21st Congress, Astana, Kazakhstan, 27 – 29 August 2014
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