What is IPPNW?
In 1980, in the face of a harrowing nuclear arms-race, two physicians from two very different parts of the world, Dr. Bernard Lown from the US and Dr. Evgeni Chazov from the USSR, got together and decided that the threat of a Nuclear War was too great for this world and that it was the responsibility of physicians to highlight this threat. Together, they founded IPPNW.
Today, IPPNW has broadened its mission and seeks to prevent all wars, to promote non-violent conflict resolution, and to minimize the effects of war and preparations for war on health, development, and the environment.
IPPNW works for:
IPPNW is the only international medical organization dedicated to the abolition of nuclear weapons. Our principal program areas beyond the core mission of nuclear abolition include projects to end the threats posed by landmines, small arms and light weapons, chemical and biological weapons, and the burden of debt on developing nations.
We are the student movement of this organisation - the Medical Students for Peace and Social Responsibility.
Click here to view the structure of the IPPNW Student Movement.
The IPPNW Student Movement is in good contact with the International Federation of Medical Student Associations IFMSA. Click here to read the joint IPPNW-IFMSA declaration.