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.

4th-6th September — University of York — Find out moreRegister

Majority of States Agree to Ban Nuclear Weapons at United Nations

UK refuses to participate in treaty negotiations New York, 7 July 2017: Negotiations of a new international treaty that bans nuclear weapons concluded at the United Nations today as the treaty was...

Volunteering at Health Through Peace 2017

Keen on learning more about contemporary challenges in global health? Register to volunteer at our conference become part of a community that tirelessly advocates for health by confronting war, violence and global insecurity.

Health Through Peace Programme Launch

On 4-6th September at the University of York, Medact is bringing together health professionals and peace activists to debate, educate and advocate on conflict and global insecurity at Health Through...

Doctors Against Diesel respond to the government’s draft Air Quality Plan

Our response to the government’s consultation on its draft of a UK Air Quality Plan

Doctors issue prescription to the Prime Minister for tougher action on air pollution

‘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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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.

Climate & Environment

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.

Economic Justice

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.


We promote a vision of human rights medicine.

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


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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.

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