Medical Activism

We believe health professionals, and doctors in particular, have a powerful voice to speak out against injustice, poverty and exploitation in our society.

We see first hand in our day-to-day work the devastating impact of these factors on the physical and mental health of our patients.

This combined with our position in society gives doctors a unique perspective – and a special responsibility – to speak up, and call for an equitable society for all.

Please see our Health Heroes section for examples of outstanding individuals who have done just this.

Also see Medical activism, an article by Dr John Launer, which discusses these issues in some detail in the UK context today.