Refugee first aid in Calais

Last weekend a group of 7 doctors and medical students from the Medact Refugee Solidarity Group drove to Calais to volunteer with the “Refugee First Aid and Support Team” – a group of primarily UK-based medics attempting to provide basic first aid to...

Responding to the Needs of Refugees

This is the text from an editorial jointly published in The BMJ by Medact, Doctors Of The World UK, Helen Bamber Foundation, and Freedom From Torture. At the time of writing it is unclear how many people will eventually receive refuge in Britain from encampments in...

Sessions from Health in Action 2014

Opening session and welcome 1. Welcome Gill Walt, Medact Patron and LSHTM 2. Medact, HPA and this conference David McCoy, Medact Director 3. Launch of Global Health Watch 4 Ron Labonte, University of Ottawa Session Two: Health & Politics: Comparative Aspects 1....