75th Anniversary Hiroshima Day Appeal

Our annual appeal remembers the anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attacks – on the cities of Hiroshima & Nagasaki in 1945 – and helps to support Medact’s work using the health voice to advocate for peace and nuclear disarmament throughout the year.

False Positives: the Prevent counter-extremism policy in healthcare

False Positives: the Prevent counter-extremism policy in healthcare is a new Medact report, written by Medact Research Manager Dr. Hilary Aked. The report examines the implementation and impacts of...

Patients Not Passports – Migrants’ Access to Healthcare During the Coronavirus Crisis

Medact’s new briefing paper examines the barriers to accessing healthcare for migrants during the coronavirus crisis

COVID-19 affects everything – more than a disease control plan, we need a manifesto

In this new piece, former Medact Director and Professor of Global Public Health David McCoy discusses the need for a much broader, whole-societal response to COVID-19.

Responding to coronavirus ─ intersections with war, militarised violence and the arms industry

Medact Peace & Security Campaigner Reem Abu-Hayyeh looks at the legacies of war and militarised violence, their impacts on countries’ ability to respond to coronavirus, and how the UK could act to right injustices.

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