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We are writing as healthcare professionals to express our grave concern about the impact of the so-called ‘cost of living crisis’ on our collective health.
Medact and Nuclear Weapons Group member Frank Boulton on last week’s 10th Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference, where after two years’ delay, its states-parties failed to reach consensus on the conference’s outcomes.
With recent news that US nuclear weapons are returning to be stationed at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, long-time member and retired GP Robert MacGibbon urges health workers to take urgent action.
Nuclear Weapons Group member and Junior Doctor Bimal Khadka reflects on his time at the first meeting of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) in Vienna.
Roman Gnaegi and Catia Confortini As members of the Medact Research Network (MRN), writing the chapter “Conflict and Health in the Era of Coronavirus” for Global Health Watch 6 was a great opportunity to collaborate in a dedicated, motivated team and learn from each...
In this blog, members of Medact share memories of Bruce Kent – the renowned peace activist and ex-priest who recently sadly passed away – and celebrate his legacy.
On Saturday 18th June, we, local health workers in Medact North East, dropped a banner from the Millennium Bridge in Newcastle reading “Health Workers for the Nuclear Weapons Ban”. Once again we are looking into the abyss of nuclear war. I have been working to abolish...
Statement by Medact Migrant Solidarity Group and Race & Health Justice group Open letter to BJGP Life: A response to RCGP Chair’s ‘Just Saying’ on refugees to the UK being deported to Rwanda. We healthcare workers and migrants at Medact condemn the inhumane Rwanda...
The latest, sixth edition of Global Health Watch is another excellent resource for the health justice movement. But we would like to take this opportunity to share our concerns about a couple of lines we feel hover at the edge of a dangerous discourse.
The UK government, however, has continued to refuse to engage with the TPNW – and it has shown no intention of attending this incredibly important world meeting as an observer.
Medact members have called for a non-militarised response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, rejecting calls for increased UK military spending. Responding to an article in the BMJ by Martin McKee which said that we "cannot call for more money to prevent threats from...
In this blog, Dr Frank Boulton outlines the nuclear threats associated with the current conflict in Ukraine, and questions the myth of the effectiveness of nuclear deterrence.