Today Medact release our updated analysis of the public health impacts of fracking, based on a review of recent evidence.
“We urge civil society and politicians to learn from the Iraq War by recognizing our urgent need to invest in constructive and long-term peacebuilding and move away from militarised security.” – Medact’s response to the Chilcot Report.
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We are pleased to announce that Medact will be hosting the 22nd IPPNW World Congress in September 2017. Mark your calendars!
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.
Following the Health Through Peace conference in 2015, Medact has embarked on a project to build a movement for peace in the health community. There are many ways to get involved and there is much work to be done! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our webpage here to find out more.
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
Medact submission to the Labour Party Defence Policy Review
Health workers say stop arms sales to Saudi!
How environmentally sustainable are the new dietary guidelines?
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
Medact warns against British air strikes in Syria
IPPNW holds Minute of Silence for victims of terror and war
Medical experts call for ban on preventative use of antibiotics in groups of healthy animals
Health Through Peace Lecture: John Ashton and Andrew Feinstein
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