Programs: In pursuit of its mission to create a more peaceful and secure world without nuclear weapons, ippnw's three main programs are: (i) international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons is educating the public, the media and decision-makers about the humanitarian impacts of nuclear weapons and advocating nuclear disarmament; (ii) aiming for prevention is taking a public health approach to reducing and preventing injuries and death from armed violence, particularly in the developing world; (iii) medical student networking is encouraging the next generation of socially-responsible physicians to promote peace, disarmament, and a healthy planet.
As a professional dedicated to advancements in public health, IPPNW is uniquely compatible with my values. The need for peace and social stability to serve as the foundation for individual and community health, which is the core of IPPNW initiatives, is all too rarely recognized. I am especially grateful that IPPNW actively engages medical students who will bring their dedication to these important issues to their future carreers.
IPPNW is a leader in world conscience and ethics. The seminal (and Nobel prize-winning) work done on prevention of nuclear war continues. The arms of IPPNW stretch to professionals across the globe. I have been a member for many years and am grateful to this stellar organization for their great educational work.