Hear the Medact team explain how our vision for a human right to health forms a common thread through all our work areas.
We held a meeting on 30 September 2019 to discuss the intersections between health, war, the arms trade and human rights.
Gay Lee, a nurse in England, explains why she as a health worker opposes the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair.
Dr. Ruth Arnold, a GP in England, explains why she as a health worker opposes the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) arms fair.
Jonathan Grigg from Doctors Against Diesel discussing Air Pollution
In July 2018, over a dozen healthcare professionals who received medals for their work during the Ebola Crisis in West Africa, returned their honours to the government in protest of the hostile environment policies in the NHS, including upfront charging and ID checks.
In the UK and across the world, neoliberal polices have had disastrous impact on health. In many places, the influence of neoliberalism on policy has gone unquestioned. But there are a number of inspiring examples of countries and approaches that are improving health by rejecting neoliberal ideas. The current UK debate about neoliberalism and its alternatives needs to be informed by the experiences of others. In particular we need to learn from those that are doing things differently!
Our new report calls the UK Government to account for aggressive nuclear weapons policies and continued funding of Trident.
In this talk at TEDxLSHTM, Medact Trustee Sridhar Venkatapuram argues that every human being has a human right to the capability to be healthy.
MD and Founder of Health in Harmony, Kinari Webb, shares her insights on her organisation’s work improving the lives of people in the communities around Gunung Palung National Park in Borneo through increased and affordable health care, decreased logging of the park and introduction of alternative incomes sources.
Professor Corinna Hawkes provides a broad global perspective on the central challenges for food systems, as an opening to the Food stream of the conference.
From Session A1 – “Global Food System Challenges”
Jonathan Grigg is the leading UK paediatrician in the effects of air pollution. His studies have informed the public on the risks of air pollution, and influenced national policy. He was a lead author of the Royal College of Physicians’ Report on the long-term effects...