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, and 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 patterns of 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.
The world now has an international treaty making it illegal for ratifying states to possess any nuclear weapons. Yet the UK continues to keep and modernise its nuclear weapons at huge cost and risk to life, and is increasingly seen as out of step with the rest of the world.
Response from BMA to Medact letter re: Palestinian hunger strikes in Israeli prisons and detention centres
A response has been received from Dr Mark Porter, Council Chair of the British Medical Association to the Medact letter which raised concern regarding the possible forced feeding and force treating of Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention...
First Ambush: New Report Evidences Detrimental Health Consequences of UK Military’s Practice of Child Recruitment
Feryal Awan & Adrienne Milner, Queen Mary University of London Long-standing allegations that Sean Benton, a young soldier, found dead at the notorious Deepcut army base, had suffered prolonged physical and psychological bullying will finally be investigated –...
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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.
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