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.
Medact member and GP, Dr Roghieh Dehghan, reflects upon her own experiences facing racism and offers advice to health workers who are also forced to confront racism in our deeply unjust society.
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 2020 Annual Report provides an overview of our work and direction in the last year, including how this has pivoted in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.