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Launch Event: Fracking & the Role of the Local Health Community

  • Hull York Medical School John Hughlings Jackson Building YO10 5DD York (map)

This is the launch event for a new Yorkshire-based local group for Medact - a movement of health professionals and others for progressive global public health, working on issues related to conflict, poverty and the environment.

The event will include an introduction to Medact, a discussion on the role of the health community in responding to fracking at a local level ( *speakers TBA* ), and an opportunity to meet each other and discuss ideas for taking the group forward.

All are welcome - if you have an interest in health, fracking and/or progressive social change, please do join us.

For more info on the event please contact Margaret Jackson or Angela Harley.

For more about Medact, see , or below.

About Medact
Medact grew out of the medical peace movement. It was formed in 1992 as a merger of two organisations: the Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons (MCANW), and the Medical Association for the Prevention of War (MAPW).

After the merger, the newly-formed Medact recognised the need to adopt a broader global health agenda – one that would incorporate the health threats posed by climate change as well as the structural violence of unjust economic policies and systems.

Today Medact, led by Dr David McCoy, a prominent public health physician and academic, is flourishing and proud to be continuing the work begun by its far-sighted predecessor organisations. It now has a broader agenda – incorporating the health threats posed by climate change and structural violence as well as violent conflict. Medact continues to promote disarmament; seek the abolition of nuclear weapons; and reduce the power and influence of the global military-industrial complex. It promotes the universal right to health as a platform for peacebuilding and more effective international diplomacy and cooperation.