The Medical Consequences of “Contingency Accommodation” for People Seeking Asylum

A report capturing new research by Medact’s Migrant Solidarity Group investigating the cruel and inhumane conditions in asylum seeker accommodation. 

Petition: Health community demands, Build 1ST for Druids Heath

We as health workers are demanding that the council Build 1ST before any further Druids Heath tenants are evicted from their current homes.

Cost of inequality crisis: Statement on the so-called ‘cost of living crisis’

We are writing as healthcare professionals to express our grave concern about the impact of the so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ on our collective health.

Medact Impact Report 2021–22

Contents A message from the ChairEconomic Justice  Health for a Green New Deal Patients Not Passports Peace & SecurityResearch Our movementTreasurer's reportPhoto: Health workers at the COP26...

Hiroshima Day Appeal 2022

Any amount you can give this Hiroshima Day will help us to build the health movement to end war and nuclear weapons.

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We promote disarmament and encourage non-violent responses to conflict.

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We work for a healthy planet and climate protection.

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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.


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This includes access to healthcare for all, and respect for the health-related rights of migrants, refugees, prisoners and detainees.


Finance Manager @ Medact

Medact is looking for someone with strong experience of financial management, analysis and reporting to ensure our day-to-day finances and budgets run smoothly and to support effective long-term financial decision-making.

The Holdstock-Piachaud Student Essay Prize 2023

The Holdstock-Piachaud Essay Prize was set up to encourage students to explore the themes covered by the journal Medicine, Conflict and Survival. We are keen to receive essays that explore insights, concerns and original perspectives on issues relevant to the aims of the journal, from students who will be shaping the future.

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