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In this new piece, Daniel Carter, Medact member and research fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, discusses the need for greater protections for renters as a public health measure to prevent a second wave of COVID-19. The piece is also...
Junior Doctor, Bimal Khadaka, discusses the importance of strengthening the Planning and Mitigation phases of our global emergency control measures to prevent the harmful impacts of both pandemics and nuclear warfare
This piece was written during the peak of the Black Lives Matter movement. In the wake of BLM protests and the global uprising against racism during a devastating pandemic, we are left thinking about what our society could look like - post hyperawareness of this...
In this blog, Dr. Tumbi Otudeko questions the provision of universal healthcare in UK prisons, discussing health disparities facing the prison population.
Exploring Migrant Access to Health: Part 3 – In Conversation: Open University Lecturer Dr Kathryn Medièn talks to Patients Not Passports.
Dr Kathryn Medièn, lecturer in Sociology at the Open University, interviews the Patients Not Passports team about migrant access to healthcare during the coronavirus crisis.
Clare Andrews, a GP in East London and co-ordinator of Medact London, writes about her experiences as a clinician during the coronavirus crisis.
Campaigns Assistant, Aiyan Maharasingam, explores the hidden health crises facing those held in the UK prisons and detention centres during the coronavirus pandemic.
Exploring Migrant Access to Health: Part 2 – Prioritisation of COVID-19 testing: Migrant camps must not be forgotten
Sally, Anna and Kieran – researchers in the Migrant Health Group at St George’s, University of London – explore the increased risk to coronavirus faced by people living in Europe’s migrant camps, and the steps Governments should be taking to ensure they are able to access the testing and treatment they need.
Darran Martin, a paediatric intensive care and ED nurse, explores the long term psychological impact of the Hostile Environment and the way in which these policies affect much more than a person’s ability to access public services.
Medact campaigns assistant, Aiyan Maharasingam, examines whether the police are an appropriate instrument of public health policy during the coronavirus pandemic.
What do we want beyond COVID-19? Tom Wakeford outlines two possible futures for the UK.
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.