Migration & Health

The right of everyone to ‘the highest attainable standards of physical and mental health’ is enshrined within the 1966 UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) placing both a moral and a legal imperative on the UK to produce policies...

Fracking

“The arguments against fracking on public health and ecological grounds are overwhelming. There are clear grounds for adopting the precautionary principle and prohibiting fracking” – Quote from an open letter in the BMJ in support of Medact’s report...

Climate Change & Health

Climate change is affecting the health of both people and the planet right now.  It will affect the most fundamental determinants of health: water, food, air and which infectious diseases we are exposed to. To learn more about the links between climate change and...

Health and Health Policy in Iraq

Three of the authors of this series of reports have collaborated on a response to the release of the findings of the Chilcot inquiry Medact has produced a total of 5 reports on the health effects of the Iraq War. The first, in 2002, considered the risks prior to the...

Trident

Nuclear weapons continue to pose a profound threat to human life on the planet. This section of the website includes material on the history of nuclear weapons and their effects, why they are still such a threat and why the UK should not be renewing Trident. The UK...