Friday, 28 February 2020

Health workers to petition the Government

We have received this urgent plea from Medact (Medical Action for Global Security). If you are or have been a health worker in its widest sense, please consider signing this letter to the Government to end the poverty divide.
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‘The findings of the recent Marmot review throw into stark relief the health inequalities caused by austerity. It links choices made in our economic, social and political system to negative and avoidable health outcomes.
That is why we need your help to call on the Government to put health and wellbeing at the centre of the upcoming budget, and turn this historic decline in life expectancy and health.
The findings of the report are shocking, things have gotten worse. There is a 12 year difference in the life expectancy between those who reside in the most deprived regions compared to those who live in our wealthiest places. There has been a noted increase in the avoidable deaths between 2010 and 2017. Overall the findings clearly show the burden of inequalities in our society falls the hardest on women, children, disabled people and ethnic minorities.
You can read the full report here: https://civi.medact.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=3522&qid=490181
We need your help to call on the Government to intervene in a systematic and sustained way. We want you to ask the Prime Minister and the Chancellor to make the upcoming Government Budget one that transforms people’s health and wellbeing.
Sign the petition and spread the word: https://www.medact.org/2020/actions/sign-ons/marmot-2020-health-workers-call-for-a-health-and-wellbeing-budget/
In the lead up to Budget Day, we need to show that health workers are coming together to call on the Government to put health and wellbeing at the centre of this budget, and turn around this historic decline in life expectancy and health.
You can help us further by sharing this petition with 5 of your friends. Also, you can get in touch with us if you would like a paper copy of this petition to take around your workplace: siddharthamehta@medact.org

Thanks for all that you do,
Siddhartha
Economic Justice Campaigner
Medact’