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 — Earlybird discount ends 31st March — Find out more
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.
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.
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.
MD and Founder of Health in Harmony, Kinari Webb, shares her insights on her organisation’s work improving the lives of people in the communities around Gunung Palung National Park in Borneo through increased and affordable health care, decreased logging of the park and introduction of alternative incomes sources.
Professor Corinna Hawkes provides a broad global perspective on the central challenges for food systems, as an opening to the Food stream of the conference.
From Session A1 – “Global Food System Challenges”
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.
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