Dr Neal Russell on Al Jazeera
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.
Livestream: The Alternatives – Global Perspectives for Healthier Lives
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!
6 reasons to believe in nuclear disarmament
Our new report calls the UK Government to account for aggressive nuclear weapons policies and continued funding of Trident.
First principles of health justice: a human right to be healthy – Sridhar Venkatapuram – TEDxLSHTM
In this talk at TEDxLSHTM, Medact Trustee Sridhar Venkatapuram argues that every human being has a human right to the capability to be healthy.
Kinari Webb at Healthy Planet – “Radical Listening: Saving Lives and Rainforest in Borneo”
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.
Corinna Hawkes – “Global Food System Challenges”
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”
Dr Jonathan Grigg interview on Reuters TV
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…
Annie Quick – “Equality and Sustainability: Where does the UK stand?”
Annie Quick, lead for Wellbeing and Inequality at the New Economics Foundation, outlines some of the issues around inequality and the environment in the UK, considers the political context, and attempts to offer a hope for the future….
David Powell – “Flowers, elephants & conflicts: Kenya’s progress on inequality & sustainability”
Environment programme lead David Powell discusses a partnership between the New Economic Foundation and the African Centre for a Green Economy looking at the dynamics between economic inequality and sustainability in four case studies from…
Highlights from Healthy Planet Better World
Another thank you to all our speakers, delegates and volunteers for making such a fantastic event
John Lanchbery – “The Paris Agreement: game changer or more hot air?”
John Lanchbery is the Principal Advisor on climate change at the RSPB and a lead member of the BirdLife International team on climate change. At the conference he shared his insight on the COP21 Paris Agreement and what progress has been…
Our short film explains how the fossil fuel industry impacts health – directly and via climate change – and tells the story of Fossil Free Health so far. Please watch, share and get in touch with [email protected] to get involved in the campaign! #DoNoHarm…