Medact’s aim is to encourage and enable the health community to be effective and progressive social change agents.

What We Do

We work in a variety of ways, but principally we:

  • Conduct research and analysis
  • Inform and educate
  • Campaign and lobby for change

We work mainly in the UK, but also work across national boundaries through international affiliations such as the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and in partnership with sister organisations in other countries such as Physicians for Social Responsibility in the USA and Medico International in Germany.

We also work with organisations that have specialised knowledge in fields such as climate science, economics, energy, agriculture, water and international law. This is why Medact has worked with the likes of Amnesty International, Greenpeace, Water Aid, Third World Network, Reprieve and War on Want.

We are the UK-affiliate of 1985 Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).