Medact is a UK charity working to inspire the health community to be better agents for social change. We’re a membership-based organisation, drawn from health professionals, academics and others working on health, as well as students. We work with our membership and wider network of expert partners to conduct research and analysis, provide education and drive campaigning to address the underlying causes of ill health and injustice.
From original incarnations as the Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons and the Medical Association for the Prevention of War, we’ve developed into a dynamic 21st-century social movement for health professionals, working across a broad range of programme areas - including climate change, food, peace and economic justice. In all our work, we aim to harness the professional mandate and voice of the health community to effect positive change.
We are the UK-affiliate of 1985 Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).