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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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November 2017

Recognising signs of exploitation, trafficking and modern slavery

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London ,N1 6HT
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The British Government estimates that tens of thousands of people have been trafficked into modern slavery in the UK today. Every year more and more people are subjected to unimaginable forms of abuse and exploitation.   We are holding a 2-hour training to help healthcare professionals identify and support potentially trafficked persons. At the end of the session participants will be able to define the concept of human trafficking, child trafficking, exploitation and modern slavery and describe what is known about…

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Medact Yorkshire meeting

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
York University – Derwent College; Room D/L/002, University Road
York,YO10 5DDUnited Kingdom
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On Saturday 18th November we are holding an educational event at York University (please see exact event location below). There will be talks focusing on hitting targets for climate change and the health effects of fracking along with plenty of time for a lively discussion. This event is free to attend. 10.00 Introduction to the day 10.30 Climate change and Health: film and discussion 11:30 Coffee 11:45 Fracking and Health: presentation by Barbara Kneale, Occupational Health Physician and founder member of Health Professionals against Fracking. Followed by discussion 12:45 Lunch- please bring your own lunch or…

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Looking Back to Look Forward: The Past and Future of Catastrophes & Conflict Medicine

November 24 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Apothecaries Hall, Blackfriars
London,EC4V 6EJ
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Join The Catastrophes and Conflict Forum and The Faculty of Conflict and Catastrophes Medicine for an all day event commemorating the 400th anniversary of the royal charter of the Society of Apothecaries. The event explores the emerging challenges facing humanitarians, evaluations of the future trends in catastrophes and conflict and innovations coming into this space. Featuring speakers from the NGO sector, British academia as well as data analysts and representatives from the world of humanitarian technology, this event brings together a varied group of actors…

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Medact Tyneside Film Evening – Dr Strangelove

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Jesmond Community Library, St George’s Terrace
Jesmond,NE2 2DLUnited Kingdom
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Join Medact Tyneside for a special film screening of Dr Strangelove Synopsis: Dr. Strangelove is a 1964 political satire black comedy film directed by Stanley Kubrick. An insane General triggers a path to a nuclear holocaust that a war room full of politicians and generals frantically try to stop. Film will be screened at 7pm at the Jesmond Community Library followed by a talk (via skype) by Elizabeth Minor, one of the coordinators of of ICAN UK (Winners of the Nobel Peace Prize 2017)…

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Musicians for Peace & Disarmament – Winter Concert for Peace

November 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St. James’s Church, , 197 Piccadilly
London,W1 9LL

Dedicated to the memory of Nona Liddell MBE Conductor: Jane Glover CBE All proceeds from Musicians for Peace & Disarmament concerts go to organisations in the peace movement. Tickets: £20 / Concessions: £15                                        Click here to book online (with no booking fee) or pay cash on the door. Download the full programme

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Right to Care Training – Southampton General Hospital

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southampton General Hospital, Lecture Theatre 2, Academic Block Southampton General Hospital Tremona Rd
Southampton,SO16 6YD
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Refugee Solidarity Group members Dr Rachael Marsh and Ilaf Moslawy are delivering a teaching session covering barriers to accessing healthcare in the UK and entitlement to NHS primary and secondary healthcare. The training created by Doctors of the World UK is open to anyone who is interested but is particularly targeted at healthcare professionals. There is a focus on refugees and asylum seekers but the principles apply to all vulnerable groups. This is particularly important now following charges that were…

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December 2017

Recognising and acting on medical sequellae of human rights abuses – Training in Oxford

December 2 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Asylum Welcome Oxford, Unit 7 Newtec Place, Magdalen Rd
Oxford,OX4 1RE
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A recent survey of 199 clinicians in the Northwest Region revealed that 55% had encountered a torture survivor in their NHS practice; most lacked confidence in how to help these patients. Medact, Asylum Welcome Oxford and Forrest Medico-Legal Services have partnered to organise a special teaching session to train interested doctors, nurses and counsellors in methods of documenting, in a a very limited way, clinical evidence of human rights abuses previously suffered by the detainees they are visiting. This documentation would not …

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Vigil for Yemen in Liverpool – 2 December

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Liverpool stands shoulder to shoulder with Yemen A vigil, organised by Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, is taking place in Liverpool on Saturday 2 December calling for an end to the war in Yemen. The vigil will take place in front of Lime Street station from 1-2pm. Mayor Anderson said: “Many people are aware of the desperate situation that Yemen faces at the moment. Aside from a number of deaths, 7.5 million people on the brink of famine – that’s equivalent to…

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ICAN UK Nobel Peace Prize Die-In

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ministry of Defence, Whitehall, Westminster
London,SW1A 2HBUnited Kingdom
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ICAN UK is celebrating its Nobel Peace Prize win. What better way to do this than to have a demonstration highlighting the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons, drawing awareness to the UN's shiny new treaty making nukes illegal and having a bit of a get together outside the MoD? This action is being hosted by two of ICAN UK's partner organisations, us and Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. All ICAN UKers and anti-nuclear weapons enthusiasts welcome! There are no safe hands for unsafe…

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Refugee Solidarity Group – December meeting

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square
London ,N1 6HT
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Join our next meeting on Monday 11 December at 7.30pm at the Medact office.  Please contact Jessica Potter, if you would like to attend. The Refugee Solidarity Group develops projects to defend access to health care rights for refugees and migrants, and inform civil society about existing rights and barriers to accessing healthcare. It is a friendly group of healthcare professionals and students, welcoming new members to participate as much as time allows. Activities fall under three main domains: Advocacy, Education…

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