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 discount ends 31st March — Find out more

A Healthy and Sustainable Food Future

In this briefing Medact and Eating Better examine UK dietary guidelines and make recommendations to the UK government on how they can drive the change towards more sustainable – as well as healthier – eating.

Taxing diesel—now’s not the time to choke

David McCoy on why we are campaigning for the phase out of diesel on health grounds, and why tax on diesel cars should be increased at the point of sale.

Health Through Peace 2017 – Programme

See the latest speakers and sessions for the coming Medact Forum / IPPNW World Congress

Doctors Call on Theresa May to Begin National Diesel Reduction Initiative to Protect Public Health

Nearly 300 doctors, nurses and other health professionals from across the UK, including over 100 doctors in London, have signed a letter to Theresa May calling for government action to remove the...

How do UK dietary guidelines compare for sustainability?

UK dietary guidelines are designed to promote healthy eating by providing accessible advice to the public. But what we eat doesn’t only impact on our individual health, it also has much larger...

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Kinari Webb at Healthy Planet – “Radical Listening: Saving Lives and Rainforest in Borneo”

MD and Founder of Health in Harmony, Kinari Webb, shares her insights on her organisation’s work improving the lives of people in the communities around Gunung Palung National Park in Borneo through increased and affordable health care, decreased logging of the park and introduction of alternative incomes sources.

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