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 us a unique perspective and a responsibility to speak out against these issues and call for an equitable society for all.
Please see our Health Heroes section for examples of outstanding individuals who have done this and worked for a just society for all.
Also see Medical activism – an article by Dr John Launer, which discusses these issues in some detail in the UK context today.