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Tuesday, 23. April 2019

London, UK, April 30, Medact

Fighting Blood Coal and Blood Gold:

In solidarity with communities impacted by Anglo American mining

30.04.2019 On 30th April, Medact organizes a lunch and discussion at their office and a vigil at the Anglo American AGM. "We'll stand in solidarity with communities whose health and lives have been devastated by Anglo American’s mining operations across the Global South. Join us for lunch, discussions and some practical actions to hold this company to account."

The event starts at the medact offices at 12:10 pm.

More information at medact.org

London, UK, April 30, migrants organize

Patients not Passports:

Challenging Far Right Policies in the NHS

Through successive immigration acts, the Government has introduced a border regime into the National Health Service. Migrants are now charged upfront to use the NHS, denied care when they cannot prove their eligibility or pay, and are having their sensitive data shared with immigration officials, making many afraid of seeking care altogether.

Join Docs Not Cops, Migrants Organise, Medact, and supporting organisations for the launch of the Patients Not Passports toolkit and learn how together we can bring down the Hostile Environment in the NHS.

Those affected by the policy, as well as healthcare workers and campaigners, will be on the platform. Speakers to be announced.

April 30, 6:30 pm
Meeting point: St Pancras New Church, Euston Rd, NW1 2 London

More information

London, UK, May 9, Medact

Divestment in Dorset

The impact of climate change on global health equality

Medact informs about their work in campaiigining for health equality and how you can get involved:

Working or studying in health?
Worried about the impact of climate change on global health?
Do you want to learn more about how YOU can influence your local government to move away from investment in fossil fuels? (Divestment)

9th May, 7 pm

More information and registration at medact.org

Berlin, Germany, July 20th – 27th 2019

Global Health Summer School 2019:

Migration and the Health-Security Nexus - Critical Perspectives

IPPNW Germany and the Institute for Social medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics (Charité - Berlin Medical University) will offer a week-long Global Health course from July 20th – 27th 2019. The objective of the Summer School is to introduce the participants to complex intersections between globalisation and health with a critical focus on narratives constructing migration as a health-security thread. Participants will focus on problem- and case based learning in workshops held by national and international global health experts. The Course will be taught in English and is open for young health professionals and students of health-related subjects.


More information www.health-and-globalisation.org


Westbank of Palestine, 3rd – 31st of August, 2019

The Refugee Camp Project

The Palestinian Refugee Camp Project, a four week summer program made possible by the generous donation from International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, brings together medical students from around the world to experience life and healthcare in the West Bank. The first week of the program takes place in the university city of Abu Dis. Students learn about the history and politics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through university guest lectures, private presentations at governmental and non-governmental organizations and a diversity of museum tours. During the three remaining program weeks, in Bethlehem, students participate in medical internships of their choice, at one or multiple clinics or hospitals that serve the refugee camp populations. Throughout the project, participants will have a chance to experience Palestinian culture and hospitality and learn from student perspectives on the conflict. Each year, ReCaP is coordinated by former participants of the project in collaboration with student coordinators in Palestine.

Application deadline: April 21st, 2019 at 23:59 pm GMT.

More information recapproject.org