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.
What do we want beyond COVID-19? Tom Wakeford outlines two possible futures for the UK.
Medact's newly convened Economic Justice & Health issue group will be meeting online on Wednesday 3rd June at 6:30pm. This will be the first meeting of the new Medact issue group for Economic Justice & Health. We will establish the terms of the group; how it...
Medact produced a submission to the HCLG Committee on their inquiry into the Impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) on homelessness and the private rented sector. The submission is part of the work we are doing to advocate for a Just Public Health Response to the...
In this new piece, former Medact Director and Professor of Global Public Health David McCoy discusses the need for a much broader, whole-societal response to COVID-19.
Come join our new economic justice group as we plan how to move forward with our campaign for a Just Response to the coronavirus crisis.