Medact does not provide frontline clinical care or humanitarian relief. But it exists to promote a vision of human rights medicine. It works to restore the function of the health system as a foundation for societal well-being and a platform for the expression of ethical behaviour. It acts to restore public interest to the heart of health policy.
Join us at next week's New Economics Briefing in partnership with the New Economics Foundation, Migrants Organise, Doctors of the World, Kanlungan Filipino Consortium, and Notts Refugee Forum where we’ll be discussing healthcare, COVID-19 and the Hostile Environment....
Exploring Migrant Access to Health: Part 3 – In Conversation: Open University Lecturer Dr Kathryn Medièn talks to Patients Not Passports.
Dr Kathryn Medièn, lecturer in Sociology at the Open University, interviews the Patients Not Passports team about migrant access to healthcare during the coronavirus crisis.
Climate Change and Access to Healthcare in the East Midlands ─ how the health community can campaign for change
The impacts of climate change are clearly being felt on human health across the world. At the same time, many people are being denied the right to health care from the NHS. Both these issues are causing misery and suffering in the East Midlands, and will only become...
The Medact Research Network will be convening for an Access to Healthcare research meeting on Wednesday 1 July, 6.30pm - 8.00pm. Further details on how to join the meeting will be posted shortly. If you have any questions, please email Hilary, our Research...
Exploring Migrant Access to Health: Part 2 – Prioritisation of COVID-19 testing: Migrant camps must not be forgotten
Sally, Anna and Kieran – researchers in the Migrant Health Group at St George’s, University of London – explore the increased risk to coronavirus faced by people living in Europe’s migrant camps, and the steps Governments should be taking to ensure they are able to access the testing and treatment they need.