There is enough global wealth to eradicate poverty several times over. There is enough food to feed the world. But our economic policies and systems are undemocratic, inefficient and ineffective. Tax havens, banks, hedge funds and corporations, flourishing in a neoliberal policy environment, are as responsible for millions of child deaths as viruses and bacteria. Socio-economic inequality – growing at the global level and within many countries – breeds violence and conflict; and undermines good governance and sustainable development.
Medact exists to support the wider development movement to reform our global economic institutions. It works to promote tax as a public health policy instrument that can strengthen democracy and promote redistribution. It calls for the eradication of tax havens and for a reallocation of global resources towards social development and environmental protection.
Medact are in the early stages of developing a campaign on food justice. Will you join us for a workshop to discuss access to food as a human right, and to devise a plan for how health professionals can campaign on this issue? Who is this for? This workshop is for...
Will you take part in our survey on deprivation and health? We want to hear from health professionals across the UK about economic deprivation and patient care.
Join us for a dinner and speaker event organised in conjuction with Medact Glasgow and Medact Scotland. This will be a fantastic opportunity for Medact members, supporters and newcomers from all around the UK to swap ideas and get to know each other. We are delighted...
Join Medact Oxford to discuss the issue of Homelessness, Housing and Access to Healthcare. Hear from a panel of expert speakers in the field and connect with healthcare professionals from across the city to explore what role health workers can play in ensuring that homeless and vulnerably housed people can access healthcare.
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.