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Bearing Witness — a new digital campaign connects UK health workers with their peers in humanitarian disasters
‘Bearing Witness’, a new digital healthcare campaign, will seek to bring health workers in conflict zones together with those in the UK. In this blog, campaign co-founder and paediatrician Dr. Hesham Abdalla explains the reasoning behind the campaign.
Once you cut through the spin, the evidence about vulnerability support hubs raises serious ethical concerns.
“Freedom day” is clearly not about freedom from the risk of illness, death and destitution. It’s a continuation of the very system of governance that created avoidable public health harms from COVID-19 and the economic crisis. The premature ending of the public...
On June 16th 2021, President Biden and President Putin’s joint declaration made at the Geneva summit gave hope of better diplomatic ties and a more stable relationship. In their statement, they reaffirmed the principle that “Nuclear war cannot be won and must never be...
Sanctuary seekers often arrive in the UK with a difficult set of premigration and migration journey experiences, and they are more likely than the host population or other people of the same ethnicity to experience mental health problems. The government’s ‘New Plan...
The unprotected many and the protected few: Working towards a health justice approach to future pandemic preparedness.
In our latest blog, Siddhartha Mehta and Sreeshna Jagadeesan discuss how we can work towards a health justice approach to future pandemic preparedness.
Medact member and junior doctor Bimal Khadka reports on the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War’s first ever online international council.
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.