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?
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!
50th state ratification of the Nuclear Ban Treaty marks a significant milestone for a global movement
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.
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.