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 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.
Every year, the NHS spends about £600 million on food and catering services, mostly in hospitals. But hospital food is often considered to be of poor quality, and the hospital retail environment unhealthy. There is an urgent need to improve the quality of hospital...
Medact Director, David McCoy, was recently involved in an online discussion about the politics of global health initiated by Professor Solly Benatar from South Africa, and involving Professors Gorik Omms from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Ron...
MD and Founder of Health in Harmony, Kinari Webb, shares her insights on her organisation’s work improving the lives of people in the communities around Gunung Palung National Park in Borneo through increased and affordable health care, decreased logging of the park and introduction of alternative incomes sources.