Register now for our 2020 Conference

We are delighted to announce that tickets are now available for our Health Justice Gathering in March!

Climate and Health Organiser @ Medact

Medact is looking for an organiser to support the growing climate movement among the UK health community in the run up to the Climate CoP in Glasgow this year, and beyond.

Help us realise a human right to health

We need your help to build our dynamic movement of health workers and activists

2019 Manifesto Analysis

It’s election time, so we’ve been poring over the manifestos from all the major parties to see how they stack up against the aims of our different campaigns and work areas.

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.

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We are a network for health professionals working on the social, political and economic conditions which damage health and deepen health inequalities.

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Peace & Security

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.

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 patterns of 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.


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.


Holdstock-Piachaud Student Essay Prize 2020

Are you a student? Are you interested in the health aspects of violence and human rights? Do you have a passion for research? Ever dreamt of being published in an academic journal?  If the answer to these questions is yes, then the Holdstock-Piachaud Student Essay...

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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.