Medact’s blog brings together the online health community. We blog our own pieces as well as co-host articles written by other bloggers who work on the issues of poverty, violence, injustice and inequality.
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Our Economic Justice & Health Group have written a solidarity statement with health and social care workers opposing the proposed pay plan for NHS staff outlined by the Government.
Hospice community artist Marcelo Camus reacts to the appointment of William Shawcross to review the Prevent counter-extremism programme and recalls his own struggle to resist the damage done by this policy in the health sector
A Medact member and Consultant doctor discusses the Indian government’s mismanaged and authoritarian response to the Coronavirus pandemic. They analyse the social impact of the measures taken and the ideology that has driven decision making during the public health crisis.
The pandemic has pulled us apart… but health workers are coming together to advance just & equitable ways through this crisis
As we begin 2021 suffering a devastating new wave of the pandemic, and approach a full 12 months living under its shadow, it can be hard to think clearly about the year ahead. The pandemic has taken a terrible toll. In the UK, nearly 100,000 lives have now been lost....
To commemorate the TPNW entry into force, one of Medact’s long-standing members, Dr. Elisabeth McElderry, takes us through the years, describing the very active role health workers’ have taken in anti-nuclear and peace campaigning.
Six past winners of the Holdstock-Piachaud Student Essay Prize reflect upon why they submitted to the Prize, what they wrote about, what they enjoyed about it & what they gained from the process.
Medact member, Dr Max Thoburn, discusses the connection between Indigenous Australian struggles for land rights and battles against health inequality.
New research reveals a key role for society to help reduce mental health problems amongst migrants and asylum seekers
Peter Markham who works for the the Immigration Advice Service discusses new research into isolation amongst migrants
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 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...