Our campaigners Siddhartha and James will be joining this webinar on Tuesday 7th April.
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into stark relief the serious health inequalities that exist both in the UK and across the world. In response we have seen incredible kindness, and witnessed all kinds of actions to both serve our both communities immediate needs, and to tackle some of the inequalities that threaten to worsen the problem.
Our public health is only as strong as our economic and social fabric.
In this time of crisis, we need to keep the attention to public health measures that aren’t only good to control the virus outbreak but also extend to ensure that justice and protection is provided to those who are in the most vulnerable and precarious situations in our society.
Campaigner, Siddhartha Mehta, wrote in the BMJ Opinion about Medact’s open letter from health workers calling on the Government to introduce a health & wellbeing budget in wake of the Marmot Review.
Read our Economic Justice Campaigner Siddhartha in BMJ Opinion, expanding on our case for a health centred budget in response to the findings of the Marmot 10-year review.
The findings of the recent Marmot review throw into stark relief the health inequalities caused by austerity. It links choices made in our economic, social and political system to negative and avoidable health outcomes.
Before deadline and exam season starts, come to #HealthJustice 2020 to enhance your campaign knowledge and research skills, whist also discovering the fabulous city of Birmingham.
Join us for our 2020 gathering to explore the interlinked societal and political structures which damage health and how health workers can use their skills and their social mandate to create change for good.