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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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).
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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 […]
The international arms trade is in direct opposition to efforts to protect and pursue the health of our world and its inhabitants.