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 moreRegister

Doctors issue prescription to the Prime Minister for tougher action on air pollution

‘Doctors Against Diesel’ have marched to Downing Street today, to deliver a giant prescription to the Prime Minister, ordering her to deliver tougher action on air pollution to protect children’s lungs ‘every breath, every day’ across the UK

Urging Parliamentary Candidates to re-think nuclear weapons policy

Medact encourages members to use the upcoming General Election as an opportunity to raise awareness about the risk and devastating health impact of the use of nuclear weapons. Tailored letters have...

Call for Papers – Opportunity to Speak at Health Through Peace 2017

We're inviting researchers, speakers and organisations to present on a range of topics, from militarisation and violence, to the refugee crisis and climate change. Download the call for papers...

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...

Senior health professionals call for the UN to eliminate all nuclear weapons

Seventy years after two devastating nuclear bombs were dropped on Japan, causing an estimated 250,000 casualties, the world still harbours 16,500 nuclear weapons which are many times more powerful...

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We promote disarmament and encourage non-violent responses to conflict.

We work for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

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