Trustee @ Medact

Are you passionate about health justice? Medact is seeking two new Trustees to help oversee our governance and support our work. About Medact Medact supports the health community to campaign...

50th state ratification of the Nuclear Ban Treaty marks a significant milestone for a global movement

This blog outlines the implications of the imminent entry into force of the Nuclear Ban Treaty, and calls for more to join the movement for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Sri Lanka’s militarised coronavirus containment has grave consequences

Medact member Dr. Thusiyan Nandakumar outlines Sri Lanka’s militarised response to the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that it is entrenching institutionalised discrimination in the country.

A doctor’s Survival Kit for the Hostile Environment and Racism in the UK

Medact member and GP, Dr Roghieh Dehghan, reflects upon her own experiences facing racism and offers advice to health workers who are also forced to confront racism in our deeply unjust society.

Medact and Migrants Organise Refuse to Participate in Limited Government Review of NHS Charging

In August 2020, Medact and Migrants Organise refused to submit evidence to the Department of Health and Social Care’s limited review of NHS Charging – read our letter to the government explaining why.

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