Nuclear Weapons Are Banned!

On Friday 22nd January, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is entering into international law!

Help us spread the word about this historic event by joining our social media action at midday, and tune in to Musicians for Peace & Disarmament’s concert to mark the occasion in the evening.

Emergency Financial Protection

As a resurgence of COVID-19 cases threatens to undermine the success of the new tiered-restriction system, 12 of the UK’s leading public health organisations have written to the Prime Minister...

Health Justice Means Climate Justice at COP26 ─ letter to the UK Government & COP26 leadership

When world leaders arrive in Glasgow for the COP26 climate talks in November 2021, they will have a critical choice to make: do we stick with business as usual, or do we lay the foundations for a fairer, healthier ecologically-sound future?

Health community letter to the First Minister ─ A Just & Green Recovery for Scotland

With a year to go until the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, it’s time for the Scottish government to commit to serious action on climate change!

Communications Manager @ Medact

Medact is looking for someone with strong experience in effective communications to help us ensure our comms do justice to the strength and power of our campaigns for health equity

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Nuclear Weapons Are Banned!

On Friday 22nd January, the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is entering into international law!

Help us spread the word about this historic event by joining our social media action at midday, and tune in to Musicians for Peace & Disarmament’s concert to mark the occasion in the evening.

Healthy housing is a human right

Children and families who are experiencing homelessness are facing severe risk, risk that has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. There is an urgent need to address the lack of adequate and decent temporary accommodation, and add capacity to the health system...

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