News and Events

Discussing peace, health, and nuclear weapons in the UK
Save the date: The joint MEDACT Forum and IPPNW World Congress will be held September 3-7, 2017 at the University of York, United Kingdom.


Free, online Medical Peace Work course
Medical peace work is an important and emerging field of expertise in health, violence prevention, and peace-building. The Medical Peace Work Partnership and University of Bergen (Norway) together are offering a massive open online course starting May 1. Register for the course now and learn about the role of healthcare in maintaining and building peaceful societies! Workload: 2 hours per week (12 hours total).

"The UN meetings are just a starting point"
IPPNW co-president, Ira Helfand, was featured in NHK World's broadcast "Hope for nuclear weapons ban".



Updated Medical Peace Work teaching cases
Created by IPPNW Norway and IPPNW Germany, the audio-visual teaching cases encompass some of the key concepts, opportunities and dilemmas in the peace health field.


Norwegian Medical Appeal gaining momentum
Inspired by the Dutch Medical Appeal, Norwegian Physicians against Nuclear Weapons launched a Norwegian Medical Appeal. Prominent health professionals who have endorsed this appeal include, the President and Chairman of the Norwegian Medical Association.

A passionate abolitionist turns 100
Dr. Jim Yamazaki: “Every decision-maker, every citizen, needs to know the human cost of nuclear warfare. I want no mistakes. I want no decisions that ignore the very particular vulnerability of children, and through the children, the vulnerability of the future of all of us.”

Global health federations issue collective appeal for prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons
IPPNW co-president Tilman Ruff: "The fact that we are now coming together to demand action on disarmament is unprecendented and raises a loud alarm about the unacceptable danger a handful of states are imposing on the entire world. We have a professional obligation to prevent what we cannot cure or treat."