How should the health community respond to the Brexit vote? A message from our Director David McCoy
We are pleased to announce that Medact will be hosting the 22nd IPPNW World Congress in September 2017.
David McCoy discusses the growing emergence of antibiotic resistance in relation to intensive farming practices and how the same systems and consumption patterns underlying these are also contributing to climate change.
EU leaders meet today to discuss revised air pollutant emissions targets. A new blog by Medact’s Alice Munro examines attempts by the UK government to weaken targets which will impact on health in the UK and across Europe.
This blog discusses how this decision directly contradicts the aims of ‘Devo Manc’, Greater Manchester’s newly devolved health and social care budget
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.
The health community has an important role to play in addressing needs of refugees arriving in the UK.
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.
Brexit, Despondency and Hope
In support of anti-fracking campaigner Tina Rothery
Audio Recordings from Sheffield Fracking Masterclass
Antibiotic resistance & our unsustainable food systems
A Critical Day for Air Pollution in Europe
The social, economic and environmental role of hospital kitchens
Nukes of Hazard
Letter: Global Health Professionals Call for Transition Away from Coal
Health workers say stop arms sales to Saudi!
South London GPs linking together patient well-being and sustainable food
Yarl’s Wood Detention Centre
How environmentally sustainable are the new dietary guidelines?
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