In August 2020, Medact and Migrants Organise refused to submit evidence to the Department of Health and Social Care’s limited review of NHS Charging – read our letter to the government explaining why.
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.
Medact’s new briefing paper examines the barriers to accessing healthcare for migrants during the coronavirus crisis
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.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into stark relief the serious health inequalities that exist both in the UK and across the world. In response we have seen incredible kindness, and witnessed all kinds of actions to both serve our both communities immediate needs, and to tackle some of the inequalities that threaten to worsen the problem.
Our public health is only as strong as our economic and social fabric.
With much disappointment, after careful consideration and consultation, we have now decided to postpone our upcoming Health Justice conference in light of the current situation regarding Coronavirus.
The findings of the recent Marmot review throw into stark relief the health inequalities caused by austerity. It links choices made in our economic, social and political system to negative and avoidable health outcomes.