Farming and Antibiotics

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasing global public health threat, that requires urgent and co-ordinated action across all sectors. Whilst most of the focus has been on human use of antibiotics, there is now “compelling” scientific evidence that antibiotic...

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...