Don’t Bank on the Bomb Scotland introduces their new toolkit, giving some tips for actions we can take to urge our elected representatives, institutions and banks to divest from nuclear weapons.
Alison Reid urges midwives to get involved in the fossil fuel divestment movement as a means of acting on climate change. Babies being born today face a future marred by climate breakdown if we do not act urgently. Climate action is far more than an environmental concern – it’s a matter of intergenerational justice and crucial to protect human health.
Let’s harness the expertise, mandate and social power of the health community to help solve the climate crisis.
Will you take part in our survey on deprivation and health? We want to hear from health professionals across the UK about economic deprivation and patient care.
As Medact begins new work looking at how the PREVENT strand of the government’s counter-terrorism strategy is affecting the NHS, Reem Abu-Hayyeh gives an overview of the policy and its reception to date.
Statement from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War responding to the concerning recent announcement that the United States will be withdrawing from the Treaty on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF).
Air pollution impacts cognitive abilities. Dr Guddi Singh, member of Doctors Against Diesel argues, “As our knowledge of the link between air pollution and ill health grows, so does the weight of our responsibility towards those affected by it, especially the next generation.”
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) outline their new campaign calling on the UK Government to take action to protect Palestinian health workers
Our 2018 Annual Report is now available to read online. A round-up of all the amazing things that Medact has been up to over the past 12 months!
Our annual appeal remembers the anniversary of the world’s first nuclear bomb being dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.