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February 2016

Medact Newcastle – Tax & Health

February 4, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Medact Tyneside and Medsin present Taxing Health a lecture by Dr Guddi Singh on The Relationship Between Tax and Human Health. Dr Guddi Singh is a Medact member, now training in Paediatrics in London. She has a Masters Degree in Public Health from Harvard University and has previously worked with the World Health Organisation. She is passionate about social justice, human health and challenging barriers to access to health. - Thursday 4th February at 7.00 pm Barbara Strang Teaching Centre G.36 Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle All welcome ~ Admission free

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March 2016

Killing for Peace – launch of Medact Brighton

March 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Chair: Centre for applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, University of Brighton Speaker 1. (Veterans for Peace) Modern war on the ground Speaker 2. (Brighton University) Modern war from the air Speaker 3. (Doctors of the World) What we do to survivors who escape to the UK Speaker 4. (Medact) Modern wars – Syria: more like Vietnam than Spain We are in a state of permanent war across the Middle East punctuated by sporadic atrocities against Western populations. This has already…

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July 2016

Tracking Health Through Peace

July 4, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Medact and Queen Mary University London (QMUL) are holding an event called 'Tracking Health Through Peace' on July 4. The panel discussion and Q&A will be held at the Morris Lecture Theatre in the Robin Brooke Centre, from 6-8pm. We are offering a limited number of free tickets to people who email us at healthpeace@medact.org ! The discussion will be based around the latest report from the Global Peace Index, which is the world's pre-eminent think tank measuring peace. There is a growing global inequality in peace, and…

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December 2016

Are we still in the Age of Stupid?

December 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Age of Stupid was an award-winning film made in 2009. Set in 2055, in a world ravaged by catastrophic climate change, an archivist (Pete Postlethwaite) reviews archival footage back "when we could have saved ourselves", trying to discern where it all went wrong. Seven years on from the film's release, do we still need to ask if we are living in 'the age of stupid?' Join Age of Stupid producer Lizzie Gillet, Guardian's environment editor John Vidal, Chief Executive…

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February 2017

Panel Debate on Overconsumption vs. Overpopulation – KCL Sustainability Week

February 8, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
King’s College London – Strand Building, Strand
London, WC2R 2LS United Kingdom
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What is the true driver of environmental, social and economic disorder in the 21st century? The world is confronted with a multitude of environmental, social and economic challenges. How do we contain global warming? How do we feed, provide for and educate the 10, 11 or even 12 billion people expected this century? And what about biodiversity? Surely, the fishes, insects and animals need a home too? After all, they were here first. It is unquestionable that a rapidly growing…

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March 2017

Lancet Countdown: Panel discussion

March 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
308 Huxley Building, Imperial College London SW7 2AZ United Kingdom + Google Map
free

On the 13th of March, the Lancet Countdown will be hosting a panel discussion in London, bringing together a range of global tracking initiatives to discuss how they can work together, track progress on the Paris agreement, and ultimately hold governments to account.  Speakers at this panel debate will include:  Professor Anthony Costello, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health at the World Health Organization  Professor Peng Gong, Director of the Centre for Earth System Science at Tsinghua Centre…

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May 2017

Fossil Free Health Edinburgh – divestment film and discussion

May 9, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace
Edinburgh, EH1 2JL United Kingdom
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Free

It's Global Divestment Mobilisation week, and Medact, together with Medsin and Healthy Planet, are running a series of events to discuss why now, more than ever, health institutions must divest fossil fuels.  Climate change is potentially the biggest threat to global health this century, and health institutions must show leadership in saying we will not fund the industries that are driving the problem.   Two years ago Medact and partners produced the groundbreaking report Unhealthy Investments, which has influenced health divestment decisions in countries around the…

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Fossil Free Health Bristol – divestment film and discussion

May 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Queens Road
Bristol, BS8 1RJ United Kingdom
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Free

It's Global Divestment Mobilisation week, and Medact, together with Medsin and Healthy Planet, are running a series of events to discuss why now, more than ever, health institutions must divest fossil fuels.  Climate change is potentially the biggest threat to global health this century, and health institutions must show leadership in saying we will not fund the industries that are driving the problem.   Two years ago Medact and partners produced the groundbreaking report Unhealthy Investments, which has influenced health divestment decisions in countries around the…

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Fossil Free Health Liverpool – divestment film and discussion

May 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
HUS bar, HUS Tempest Building, 12 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool, L2 2DT United Kingdom
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Free

This is the last in a series of health focused events during Global Divestment Mobilisation week.  Please join us at the HUS bar, Liverpool where organisers of fossil free health, the health divestment campaign, will discuss why now, more than ever, health institutions must divest fossil fuels.  Climate change is potentially the biggest threat to global health this century, and health institutions must show leadership in saying we will not fund the industries that are driving the problem.   Two years ago we produced the…

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June 2017

Launch of Medact Yorkshire – Fracking & the Role of the Local Health Community

June 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
York University – HYMS Building – 1st Floor Meeting Room (107), Heslington
York , YO10 5DD United Kingdom
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This is the launch event for a new Yorkshire-based local group for Medact!   The event will include an introduction to Medact for newcomers, a discussion on the role of the health community in responding to fracking at a local level (* speakers TBA *), and an opportunity to meet each other and discuss ideas for taking the group forward.   All are welcome - if you have an interest in health, fracking and/or progressive social change, please do join…

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April 2018

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The Alternatives – Global Perspectives For Healthier Lives

April 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Broadway House, Tothill St, Westminster,
London, SW1H 9NQ
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Join us on Monday 16th April for a panel debate where we will explore inspiring examples from across the world of approaches to improving health by rejecting neoliberalism.

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July 2018

Climate Change, Clean Air and Fossil Free Health – Why & how health professionals can use divestment as a powerful tool to fight climate change and protect health

July 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Medact Office, The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London, N1 6HT United Kingdom
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Climate change threatens to undo decades' worth of global health gains, but the health community can help stop this. This event will explore the connections between climate change, fossil fuels and human health. We’ll analyse why – and how – the health community can give crucial support to the fossil fuel divestment movement, as it fights the root cause of climate change. You’ll have an opportunity to give feedback on our Fossil Free Health campaign strategy – and to shape our activities…

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