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[Perspectives] Sophie Neuburg: building a movement of health professionals

Seasoned campaigner Sophie Neuburg is not one to shirk a challenge. Appointed as Executive Director of Medact, the UK charity for health professionals, in 2017, she has set herself the mission of tackling the social and environmental inequities that underlie many of the national and global public health problems. “My biggest frustration is that the prevailing political narrative is still around people’s individual ability to pick themselves up and sort their lives out”, she says. “Yet so many determinants of health are massively influenced by social and power structures which individuals don’t have the power to change by themselves.” At the heart of Neuburg’s ambition is galvanising the health community to campaign for systemic change.

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