Join Medact, the University of York, Hull-York Medical School and International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War in 2017 for the Health Through Peace Congress — three days of discussion, learning and action aimed at confronting the rising tide of intolerance, militarisation and nationalism.

4th-6th September — University of York — Find out more

Divestment: Medical Students call on the British Medical Association to sell fossil fuel investments

It is nearly three years since members of the British Medical Association (BMA) first called for fossil fuel divestment. Despite passing a resolution on climate change that referenced divestment in...

Join Free Online Course on Medical Peace Work

Learn how war and human rights violations affect health. Discover your unique role as a health worker. Speak out for the prevention of violence and promotion of peace. In collaboration with the...

Senior health professionals call for the UN to eliminate all nuclear weapons

Seventy years after two devastating nuclear bombs were dropped on Japan, causing an estimated 250,000 casualties, the world still harbours 16,500 nuclear weapons which are many times more powerful...

A Healthy and Sustainable Food Future

In this briefing Medact and Eating Better examine UK dietary guidelines and make recommendations to the UK government on how they can drive the change towards more sustainable – as well as healthier – eating.

Taxing diesel—now’s not the time to choke

David McCoy on why we are campaigning for the phase out of diesel on health grounds, and why tax on diesel cars should be increased at the point of sale.

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Peace & Security

We promote disarmament and encourage non-violent responses to conflict.

We work for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

We work to reduce the power and influence of militarism and military-industrial complex.

Climate & Environment

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 consumption.

Economic Justice

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.

Human Rights

We promote a vision of human rights medicine.

This includes access to healthcare for all, and respect for the health-related rights of migrants, refugees, prisoners and detainees.


Taking the Pulse of Hospital Food

Happy NHS Sustainability Day!  A national day of action across the health sector to highlight the important role of sustainability in health service delivery. Hospital environments that promote food which is both healthy and sustainable are absolutely key to the...

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