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 more
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.
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.
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.
Divestment: Medical Students call on the British Medical Association to sell fossil fuel investments
It is nearly three years since members of the British Medical Association (BMA) first called for fossil fuel divestment. Despite passing a resolution on climate change that referenced divestment in 2014, there has been no commitment made to begin the process. In...
Medact is looking for someone with experience of advocacy and campaigns, or two people working in a job-share, to coordinate our Doctors Against Diesel and Fossil Free Health campaigns. This is a great opportunity for anyone passionate about the health impacts of air...
Learn how war and human rights violations affect health. Discover your unique role as a health worker. Speak out for the prevention of violence and promotion of peace. In collaboration with the University of Bergen (Norway), the European Medical Peace Work Partnership...
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