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.
Our Economic Justice & Health Group have written a solidarity statement with health and social care workers opposing the proposed pay plan for NHS staff outlined by the Government.
A meeting for new and existing supporters to find out how to take part in Medact’s work towards economic change that centres health and wellbeing
In this new briefing, our Economic Justice & Health Group shine a light on the UK government’s assumption that the health of the public and the economy are in tension.
The pandemic has taken a massive toll on both lives and livelihoods in the UK. Yet this outcome could have been prevented.
Our rescheduled big meeting for everyone interested in being involved in the Medact Research Network will now take place on Tuesday 11th May.