Medact AGM, Dinner on Food Justice & Faslane Demo

A busy, productive and enjoyable weekend was had by Medact members in Glasgow  and beyond on 21st and 22nd September. Held in Kinning Park Centre, a converted Victorian school close to public...

Air Pollution Damages Intelligence

Air pollution impacts cognitive abilities. Dr Guddi Singh, member of Doctors Against Diesel argues, “As our knowledge of the link between air pollution and ill health grows, so does the weight of our responsibility towards those affected by it, especially the next generation.”

A call to protect Palestinian health workers

Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) outline their new campaign calling on the UK Government to take action to protect Palestinian health workers

Annual Report 2017/18

Our 2018 Annual Report is now available to read online. A round-up of all the amazing things that Medact has been up to over the past 12 months!

Hiroshima Day Appeal 2018

Our annual appeal remembers the anniversary of the world’s first nuclear bomb being dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

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Peace & Security

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.

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 patterns of 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.


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.


Twitter Storm Guide

How to take part in our twitter storm. 1. Get online between 12noon and 2pm on 23rd October. 2. Make a sign that says “I’m a patient not a passport” or any other message you want to send to Barts Trust to encourage them to end ID checks and charging. Check out these...

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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.

We are first and foremost a membership organisation, and members are the cornerstone of all our work.


We rely on financial contributions from our members and others – to stage events, undertake research, run campaigns, and provide an independent public health voice.