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 — Earlybird until 28th February — Find out more

Health Through Peace / IPPNW World Congress 2017

Earlybird registration for the 2017 Health Through Peace Congress is now open until Tuesday 28th February, allowing delegates to benefit from discounted rates on conference tickets and...

NOx emissions legal limits breached on 5 January, London

Under EU rules, sites are only allowed to breach hourly limits of 200 ug of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) /m3 air 18 times in a year, but on 5 January 347.7 ug/ m3 was measured on Brixton Road at 9pm, and was the 19th exceedance this year.

Presentation resources from the conference

The first videos and slides from the conference are now available. Thank you again to all our fantastic speakers!

Emergency Protest – UK Doctors & Nurses in Solidarity With Syria

Healthcare workers of the UK: grab your uniforms and activate the power of your voice. The bloodshed must stop now. Join Medact for a solidarity action at Parliament Square next Saturday where we hope to add our voices to the demands of the Syrian and the international humanitarian and medical community.

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If you are part of the health community – for example a doctor or volunteer in a health charity – you can become a member.

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Peace & Security

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.

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 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.

Human Rights

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.

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