Join Medact, the University of York, Hull-York Medical School and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in 2017 for the Health Through Peace Congress — three days of discussion, learning and action aimed at confronting the rising tide of intolerance, militarisation and nationalism.
We promote disarmament and encourage non-violent responses to conflict.
We work for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
We work to reduce the power and influence of militarism and military-industrial complex.
We work for a healthy planet and climate protection.
We challenge the world's dependence on fossil fuels, including campaigning for renewable energy.
We promote sustainable consumption.
We challenge trade, investment and financial systems that are unjust and harmful. We promote reform of the institutions of global governance and reallocation of resources towards social justice and sustainable development.
Five years ago, we embarked on a project to revitalise and renew Medact. Since then, Medact has grown incredibly, from its membership and public profile to its scope of work and impact. And now, we are recruiting a full-time Director to lead the next phase of Medact’s development.
As health professionals and supporters of health divestment, we are calling on the British Medical Association to phase out its investments in fossil fuel companies and immediately commit to a fossil free future.
‘Doctors Against Diesel’ have marched to Downing Street today, to deliver a giant prescription to the Prime Minister, ordering her to deliver tougher action on air pollution to protect children’s lungs ‘every breath, every day’ across the UK
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At a time when health services are under pressure, Medact is an independent public health voice on the social, economic, environmental and other major determinants of health.
We are first and foremost a membership organisation, and members are the cornerstone of all our work.
We rely on financial contributions from our members and others – to stage events, undertake research, run campaigns, and provide an independent public health voice.