Showing that the health community supports the Student Climate Strikers

On 20th – 27th September, Medact members and other healthcare workers will be supporting the millions of children and young people from around the world who have been striking on Fridays in an urgent call for action to address the climate crisis.

Turkish doctors sentenced to prison for statement against war

In response to the sentencing of 11 Turkish doctors to 20 months in prison for a statement made against the military offensive in Afrin, Syria, Medact has urged the UK Foreign Secretary to take...

End the cycle of violence: 270 health workers take action against UK DSEI Arms Fair

Our open letter in protest against the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in London this September – fighting to stop the sale of arms to countries complicit in mass human rights abuses.

Net-zero by 2050 is too little too late; some reaction to the Committee on Climate Change Net Zero report

Our Fossil Free Health campaigner, Deirdre Duff, offers some reaction to the recent Net Zero report by the Committee on Climate Change.

Patients Not Passports – challenging healthcare charging in the NHS

Medact’s new briefing paper examines NHS charging and the introduction of immigration controls in the NHS.

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