• Health Workers for Palestine

    Health Workers for Palestine

    Medact has long stood for the rights of the Palestinian people in their struggle for liberation, as we stand with all peoples seeking freedom from violent oppression. Throughout the escalation […]

  • Economic Justice

    Economic Justice

    Our economic system is making people sick. Gross inequality leads to unequal health outcomes. But this is not inevitable: we have the power to change the system. Today in the […]

  • Securitisation of Health

    Securitisation of Health

    We call for collective security, health and well-being, rather than ‘hard’ security measures like border enforcement, a punitive criminal justice system, and counter-terror measures that criminalise entire communities.

  • Responding to COVID-19

    Steps we’ve taken at Medact The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown into stark relief the serious health inequalities that exist both in the UK and across the world. In recent months […]

  • Migration & Health

    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 […]

  • Hospital Food

    Hospital Food

    Every year, the NHS spends about £600 million on food and catering services, mostly in hospitals. But hospital food is often considered to be of poor quality, and the hospital […]

  • Farming and Antibiotics

    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 […]

  • Nuclear Weapons

    Nuclear Weapons

    Nuclear weapons are the most destructive, most indiscriminate, most inhumane instruments of mass murder ever created. Medact is the UK affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).

  • Military Recruitment

    Military Recruitment

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  • Sustainable Food Systems, Diets & Health

    Sustainable Food Systems, Diets & Health

    Our global food system is destroying the very environment on which future food production relies. It is the leading cause of deforestation, land use change and loss of biodiversity. It […]