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Medact "is a global health charity tackling issues at the centre of international policy debates. Led by its health professional membership it undertakes education, research and advocacy on the health implications of conflict, development and environmental change, with a special focus on the developing world.

"Medact was formed by a merger of two older organisations in 1992. The first, the Medical Association for the Prevention of War, was founded by Sir Richard Doll, Horace Joules, Lionel Penrose and others in 1951 during the Korean War as a medical lobby for peace. The second, the Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons, was founded in 1980 and was instrumental in undermining the idea that nuclear war was "survivable". Medact's work on war and weapons continues today, and is now complemented by action on the health impacts of poverty and environmental change." [1]


Accessed October 2007: [2]

Medact President & Vice Presidents

Accessed October 2007: [3]

  • President - June Crown, CBE (former President of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine)

Vice Presidents


Accessed October 2007: [4]



Resources and articles

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  1. About Medact, Medact, accessed October 8, 2007.
  2. Partners/Donors, Medact, accessed October 8, 2007.
  3. Medact President & Vice Presidents, Medact, accessed October 8, 2007.
  4. Board, Medact, accessed October 8, 2007.