In our latest blog, Siddhartha Mehta and Sreeshna Jagadeesan discuss how we can work towards a health justice approach to future pandemic preparedness.
Medact member and junior doctor Bimal Khadka reports on the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War’s first ever online international council.
Our Economic Justice & Health Group have written a solidarity statement with health and social care workers opposing the proposed pay plan for NHS staff outlined by the Government.
Hospice community artist Marcelo Camus reacts to the appointment of William Shawcross to review the Prevent counter-extremism programme and recalls his own struggle to resist the damage done by this policy in the health sector
A Medact member and Consultant doctor discusses the Indian government’s mismanaged and authoritarian response to the Coronavirus pandemic. They analyse the social impact of the measures taken and the ideology that has driven decision making during the public health crisis.
To commemorate the TPNW entry into force, one of Medact’s long-standing members, Dr. Elisabeth McElderry, takes us through the years, describing the very active role health workers’ have taken in anti-nuclear and peace campaigning.
Six past winners of the Holdstock-Piachaud Student Essay Prize reflect upon why they submitted to the Prize, what they wrote about, what they enjoyed about it & what they gained from the process.
Medact member, Dr Max Thoburn, discusses the connection between Indigenous Australian struggles for land rights and battles against health inequality.
Peter Markham who works for the the Immigration Advice Service discusses new research into isolation amongst migrants
This blog outlines the implications of the imminent entry into force of the Nuclear Ban Treaty, and calls for more to join the movement for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
Medact member Dr. Thusiyan Nandakumar outlines Sri Lanka’s militarised response to the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that it is entrenching institutionalised discrimination in the country.