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

Still failing to tackle air pollution

An editorial by Medact and Doctors Against Diesel discussing the government's Air Quality plan, how it does little to ease the crisis in UK towns and cities, and the need to improve public...

Volunteer at our Conference 4-6th September

Health Through Peace 2017 4-6th September at the University of York We are looking for volunteers to support Health Through Peace 2017.  Register here for the chance to: Volunteer for two days at...

North Korea crisis: Reckless threats from both sides must stop – IPPNW Statement

  The already dangerous crisis in Korea has escalated further with the reckless rhetoric emanating from both the United States and the Democratic Republic of Korea. The wild threats issued by...

Hiroshima Day Appeal 2017

Every year, on the anniversary of the horrific devastation of the world's first nuclear bombing, our Hiroshima Day Appeal provides vital funds for our work to advocate for a safer world free from...

A Safer World – Treating Britain’s harmful dependence on nuclear weapons

The world now has an international treaty making it illegal for ratifying states to possess nuclear weapons. Our new report takes this opportunity to re-examine the arguments for and against the UK’s continued adherence to its own nuclear arsenal.

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