On Tasers, policing and imagining new responses to violence

With the recent announcement of Tasers being made more widely available for use by the police in the UK, black feminist organiser and Global Health postgraduate Sarah Lasoye argues that the health community must take notice.

Is there a place for civil nuclear power in the 21st century?

To correspond with the recent publication of the IPPNW-Germany paper ‘How Nuclear Power powers the Bomb’, we publish a blog by Frank Boulton outlining the financial, environmental, health and geo-political arguments around nuclear power.

Annual Report 2018/19

Our 2019 Annual Report is now available to read online – providing an overview of our work and direction in the last year.

Economic Justice Campaigner @ Medact

Medact is looking for an experienced campaigner to lead our work to advocate for a health-centred economic system.

Showing that the health community supports the Student Climate Strikers

On 20th – 27th September, Medact members and other healthcare workers will be supporting the millions of children and young people from around the world who have been striking on Fridays in an urgent call for action to address the climate crisis.

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