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February 2015

Global Health Justice Lecture – The pharmaceutical industry, TTIP and health

February 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

 5th Lecture: The pharmaceutical industry, TTIP and health   Date: Weds 25th Feburary Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Location: The Bainbridge Room on the second floor of the Robin Brook Centre – Queen Mary University at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital followed by The Rising Sun pub at 7:30pm (more details below).   In this fifth lecture Deborah Cohen, Investigations editor at the BMJ and Dairmaid McDonald, Advocacy Manager at STOPAIDS and Dr Courtney Davis from KCL will be discussing the impact of pharmaceutical companies,…

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March 2015

Ebola – An epidemic waiting to happen again

March 30, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm

The Ebola epidemic that has gripped the attention of the international community for months now, raising an inordinate amount of fear in the West and prompting new offerings of aid and support to the three stricken countries of Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea. In the United States, billions of dollars have been spent on security and surveillance systems in order to protect the American population, while pharmaceutical giants are enjoying the benefits of new research funding to produce treatments and…

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November 2015

Health Through Peace Lecture – John Ashton and Andrew Feinstein

November 13, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

To close the first day of the Health Through Peace forum, Medact is honoured to present an evening with Andrew Feinstein, former South African MP and author of ‘The Shadow World’, and John Ashton CBE (independent activist and ex-UK climate envoy). Together, they will be discussing the state of global security with a particular focus on how the health community can respond to war, militarisation and ecological collapse. Buy your tickets for the Health Through Peace lecture here. Those with…

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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
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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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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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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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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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