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.
We welcome pitches for new blogs on relevant issues, especially from members of the health community. Please see our guide for how to pitch.
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.
From exclusion to international solidarity ─ the public health case for lifting trade sanctions in the face of COVID-19
Medact Campaign Assistant, Aiyan Maharasingam, looks at international trade sanctions and the impacts they are having upon public health systems during the coronavirus crisis.
Medact Peace & Security Campaigner Reem Abu-Hayyeh looks at the legacies of war and militarised violence, their impacts on countries’ ability to respond to coronavirus, and how the UK could act to right injustices.
We are in the midst of a fast moving and deadly infectious disease pandemic. However, COVID-19 has come a time when society was already facing multiple epidemics in mental health, chronic disease and other infectious diseases - the result of decades of inaction and...
I call on you to speak up now. Demand that government suspends the NHS charging regulations that restrict access to the NHS for anyone suspected of having an irregular immigration status.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has thrown fresh light and scrutiny on our NHS. Alongside the heroism of healthcare workers and the hard work being done to counter the virus, the crisis has also reinforced the importance of an inclusive and truly universal healthcare system,...
To mark the imminent release of the film The Plan, we publish this piece by Sam Mason, a campaigner for the New Lucas Plan, explaining the history and present of workers organising for a transition away from socially destructive jobs to those for the good of society.
Before deadline and exam season starts, come to #HealthJustice 2020 to enhance your campaign knowledge and research skills, whist also discovering the fabulous city of Birmingham.