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.
To correspond with the recent publication of the IPPNW-Germany paper ‘How Nuclear Power powers the Bomb’, we publish a blog by Frank Boulton outlining the financial, environmental, health and geo-political arguments around nuclear power.
Medact is looking for someone with a passion for health justice who’s keen to gain high-quality experience in a campaigning organisation. Our movement of campaigning healthcare workers is expanding; and our team is growing. This is an exciting time to join us in a role at the centre of everything we do!
With the DSEI arms fair underway, Daniel Flecknoe and Dr Ahmed Razavi outline the public health impacts of armed conflict, and argue that the UK government’s sale of arms to countries such as Saudi Arabia makes them an accessory to war crimes.
After joining protests outside the DSEI arms fair earlier this month, we are holding a meeting to discuss the arms trade, war and health.
Join us for an evening of pizza and banner-making in preparation for raising our voices against the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) – the world’s largest arms fair – taking place in September in London.
Our annual appeal remembers the anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attacks – on the cities of Hiroshima & Nagasaki in 1945 – and helps to support Medact’s work using the health voice to advocate for peace and nuclear disarmament throughout the year.
Our open letter in protest against the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair in London this September – fighting to stop the sale of arms to countries complicit in mass human rights abuses.
Since December 2018, protests across Sudan have been taking place almost daily – with healthcare workers playing a central role. In this piece, we provide the background to the ongoing struggle and platform the voice of Dr. Mohammed Abdelraoof Hussien, a doctor in Sudan.
Plans are underway for our 2019 AGM weekend, to coincide with Stop The Arms Fair protests against DSEI in London this September.