Sustainable Diets

“What, and how much we eat directly affects what, and how much is produced. We therefore need to consume more “sustainable diets” – diets that have lower environmental impacts, and are healthier.”  Garnett 2014 In the UK we are consuming more...

Health Impact Assessments

There is a wealth of data and research on the devastating consequences for health of violent conflict. Up until now this research has not been used by decision makers in their deliberations when deciding whether to engage in military action. Medact believes that if...

Drones

Medact published a report in 2012, and an update in 2013, outlining the many reasons why health professionals are deeply concerned about the increasing use of drones. These concerns range from the number of deaths and injuries of civilians (a study reported in the New...

Tax & Health

Severe resource constraints in the wake of the financial crisis have made the provision of health care more difficult than ever. In the UK, the NHS is facing the largest round of cuts in government spending ever proposed. And these cuts are already having an impact:...