Access to Healthcare Campaigner

Medact is looking for an experienced campaigner to keep building our work to ensure everyone in the UK can access the healthcare they need.

Hiroshima Day Appeal 2018

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

Royal College of General Practitioners divests from fossil fuels!

The Royal College of General Practitioners is divesting from all fossil fuels. Dr Deirdre Duff shares this exciting news.

Returning Ebola Medals to the Government In Protest at the Hostile Environment

On Tuesday 24 July, Medact supported healthcare workers and humanitarians to return their government honours in protest at the ‘hostile environment’ policies in the NHS.

Scottish health professionals call on Glasgow City Council not to support arms fairs

In light of the controversial Undersea Defence and Technology conference in Glasgow, health professionals in Scotland send an open letter to Glasgow City Council calling on them not to support arms fairs in future.

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We are a collective of health professionals working on the social, political and economic conditions which damage health and deepen health inequalities.

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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.

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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.

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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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