Health community letter to the First Minister ─ A Just & Green Recovery for Scotland

With a year to go until the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, it’s time for the Scottish government to commit to serious action on climate change!

Communications Manager @ Medact

Medact is looking for someone with strong experience in effective communications to help us ensure our comms do justice to the strength and power of our campaigns for health equity

Trustee @ Medact

Are you passionate about health justice? Medact is seeking two new Trustees to help oversee our governance and support our work. About Medact Medact supports the health community to campaign...

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Medact member Dr. Thusiyan Nandakumar outlines Sri Lanka’s militarised response to the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that it is entrenching institutionalised discrimination in the country.

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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.

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We promote reform of the institutions of global governance and reallocation of resources towards social justice and sustainable development.

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

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Communications Manager @ Medact

Medact is looking for someone with strong experience in effective communications to help us ensure our comms do justice to the strength and power of our campaigns for health equity

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