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.
Medact member, Dr Max Thoburn, discusses the connection between Indigenous Australian struggles for land rights and battles against health inequality.
New research reveals a key role for society to help reduce mental health problems amongst migrants and asylum seekers
Peter Markham who works for the the Immigration Advice Service discusses new research into isolation amongst migrants
Join NEF and Patients not Passports to discuss what the UK can learn from these international and historical struggles for universal healthcare to organise and win. A new report by the New Economics Foundation and the Patients not Passports coalition shows that the...
Join the next Medact Bristol meeting on Saturday 17th October. James Skinner and Aliya Yule from the national Patients Not Passports Campaign will support us to learn about government charging policies and to think about local campaigning and actions we can take to...
In August 2020, Medact and Migrants Organise refused to submit evidence to the Department of Health and Social Care’s limited review of NHS Charging – read our letter to the government explaining why.