Medact Director, David McCoy, was recently involved in an online discussion about the politics of global health initiated by Professor Solly Benatar from South Africa, and involving Professors Gorik Omms from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Ron Labonte from the University of Ottawa in Canada. The series of articles bring together the inter-connected global challenges of poverty, climate change and inequality, while noting the troubling challenges posed by Trump and rising xenophobia.

Benatar’s initial commentary is followed by responses from Labonte, Ooms and McCoy, and then by a final comment from Benatar.

The articles are well worth reading and point clearly to the need for organisations like Medact to exist.

David McCoy

David McCoy

Director at Medact
David is a public health physician and academic. He spent his first fifteen years working in clinical medicine and health systems development, mostly in South Africa. Since then he has been based in London, working on various aspects of global health, and as a public health specialist in the NHS where he was a Director of Public Health in London. He is currently split between a post at Queen Mary’s University London and his position as Director of Medact.

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