Aiming For Prevention
IPPNW's Campaign to Prevent Armed Violence


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IPPNW members are making the case worldwide that "Armed violence is bad for health." IPPNW’s Aiming for Prevention campaign mobilizes the unique expertise and authority of physicians and public health professionals to research the devastating human impact of armed violence, educate health professionals and other key stakeholders, collaborate with other institutions engaged in evidence-based approaches, and advocate for health-promoting policies. We focus on the human face of armed violence and the enormous costs to individuals, families, communities, and economies.

1. United Nations related events – Educating, interacting with policy makers
2. International Health Conferences – Engaging with colleagues from many disciplines and developing approaches for armed violence prevention, reduction
3. IPPNW World Congresses – Educating, networking, building capacity
4. IANSA Public Health Network – The health voice for NGOs working on SALW
5. Collaboration with International Health and Human Rights Organizations
6. One Bullet Stories – Illuminating the human suffering in case studies.
7. Medical Voices Against Violence – IPPNW members speak out.
8. Violent Injury Research – Examples by country and internationally

Aiming for Prevention links IPPNW affiliates and enables them to share best practices and research, collaborate on projects, and enhance their voices. We support affiliates through program development, communications, campaign materials, technical assistance, training and other resources.