We promote disarmament and encourage non-violent responses to conflict.
We work for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and to reduce the power and influence of militarism and military-industrial complex.
We work for a healthy planet and climate protection.
We challenge the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, including campaigning for renewable energy.
We promote sustainable patterns of consumption.
We challenge trade, investment and financial systems that are unjust and harmful.
We promote reform of the institutions of global governance and reallocation of resources towards social justice and sustainable development.
A Medact member questions our appetite for cake sales in hospital foyers.
Medact is looking for a skilled organiser to lead work to build and support our movement of health professionals campaigning for progressive social change.
First do no harm – Clinical roles in preventing and reducing damage to vulnerable immigration detainees
The available evidence shows that the objectives of significantly reducing the number of vulnerable individuals detained and the duration of their detention have not been achieved by the changes to policy and practice introduced since the initial review into welfare in detention of vulnerable persons produced by Mr Steven Shaw in January 2016.
In our submission to the new review we consider what has gone wrong, and make recommendations for what needs to happen to improve the situation.
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At a time when health services are under pressure, Medact is an independent public health voice on the social, economic, environmental and other major determinants of health.
We are first and foremost a membership organisation, and members are the cornerstone of all our work.
We rely on financial contributions from our members and others – to stage events, undertake research, run campaigns, and provide an independent public health voice.