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.
Join us for our 2020 gathering to explore the interlinked societal and political structures which damage health and how health workers can use their skills and their social mandate to create change for good.
We need your help to build our dynamic movement of health workers and activists
It’s election time, so we’ve been poring over the manifestos from all the major parties to see how they stack up against the aims of our different campaigns and work areas.
We are very pleased to announce our upcoming Medact Gathering will take place in Spring 2020.
Medact produced this submission to the Children's Future Food Inquiry in early 2019 as part of exploratory work on food justice issues at the intersection of diet, poverty and health. The submission - as with our submission to the Welfare safety net inquiry in late...