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March 2017

Lancet Countdown: Panel discussion

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
308 Huxley Building, Imperial College LondonSW7 2AZUnited 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 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Edinburgh Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace
Edinburgh,EH1 2JLUnited 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 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Queens Road
Bristol,BS8 1RJUnited 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 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
HUS bar, HUS Tempest Building, 12 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool,L2 2DTUnited 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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June 2017

Join our Refugee Solidarity Group – we’re meeting 7pm on 7th June

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London ,N1 6HT
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We’re welcoming new members to our Refugee Solidarity Group. Join our next meeting on Wednesday 7th June at 7pm at the Medact office - The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square London N1 6HT.  Please contact Feryal Awan, if you would like to attend.  The agenda for the evening includes: Upcoming volunteer trip to Calais Doctors of the World 'Stop Sharing' campaign (Medact is supporting Doctor of the World’s campaign to stop the Home Office from accessing migrant patients' personal information)  Organising the next 'Right…

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

June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
York University – HYMS Building – 1st Floor Meeting Room (107), Heslington
York ,YO10 5DDUnited 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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July 2017

AGM 2017

July 15 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
St. Luke’s Community Centre – The Garden Room, 90 Central St
London,EC1V 8AJUnited Kingdom
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This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 15th July, from 10.30am - 2.30pm, at St. Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central St, London EC1V 8AJ. The AGM is the business meeting of Medact and serves three main functions: A chance for members to receive an update and ask questions about the last year of Medact’s work and our future plans; Election of new members to the Board of Trustees; Voting on motions. Following the main business, we will break for…

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August 2017

Humanity in Healthcare Training of Trainers

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London ,N1 6HT
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Are you interested in learning more about entitlement to NHS care, barriers to accessing healthcare and policy implications of restricting access to healthcare? Are you interested in learning how to deliver training on access to healthcare and then sharing knowledge gained? Join us on Monday 14 August at 7pm for a special Train the Trainers (ToT) session delivered by Anna Miller from Doctors of the World.  Training of Trainers The Medact Refugee Solidarity Group has been supporting the Doctors of…

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Refugee Solidarity Group – August meeting

August 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London ,N1 6HT
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We’re welcoming new members to our Refugee Solidarity Group. Join our next meeting on Thursday 30 August at 7pm at the Medact office – The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square London N1 6HT.  Please contact Feryal Awan, if you would like to attend. The agenda for the evening includes: Upcoming volunteer trip to Calais and Dunkirk  ‘Right to Healthcare’ educational programme Sharing plans and actions for the upcoming months The Refugee Solidarity Group develops projects to defend access to health care rights for refugees and migrants,…

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September 2017

Health Through Peace 2017

September 4 - September 6
Heslington

York,YO10 5DD
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In September 2017, Medact and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) are bringing together a gathering of people from the health and peace communities to discuss the state of global war and conflict, and promote more effective peace building and demilitarisation as a pre-requisite for social justice, good health and ecological sustainability worldwide. For more details, see: https://www.medact.org/forum-2017

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October 2017

The challenges of child refugee health: everyone’s responsibility

October 17
Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street
LONDON,W1G 0AE
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We invite you to join Dr. David McCoy and colleagues for this special multidisciplinary and inter-sectoral event on child refugee health. The event, organised by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, is aimed not only at informing health practitioners about the migration crisis but also aimed at equipping them to be able to respond through their work in the clinic service improvement and advocacy. Speakers include experts in the field, prominent clinicians, as well as BBC journalist Emma Jane Kirby…

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Nuclear Weapons Group meeting

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London ,N1 6HT
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On Wednesday 18 October at 2pm, the Nuclear Weapons Group will be holding  a meeting at the Grayston Centre in London. The group will be discussing: the recent ICAN Nobel Peace prize win and how to build on this to increase awareness of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the work of IPPNW; outreach with groups including students, trade unions, faith groups and local government; how best to support ICAN UK's parliamentary work; how to continue to disseminate Medact's "Safer…

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