News and Events

"The Risk of Low Dose Radiation" || Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan
(60 min video) In addition to summarizing the current health risks, Dr. Angelika Claussen of IPPNW Germany emphasized the need for better data and databases on measuring radiation exposure for all of the contamination clean up workers, evacuees, and any people who are currently living in contaminated zones.

"Can we prevent nuclear war?" || TedxVail
(9 min video) Dr. Ira Helfand on the current dangers of nuclear weapons and how we can collectively eliminate those threats, through the campaigning of ICAN.

Podcast on the Humanitarian Initiative
This hour-long podcast, produced by ICAN, describes the ongoing threat of nuclear weapons and the growing international movement to ban them through a new treaty. For broadcast inquiries, please email

New classroom resource: Join the conversation on nuclear weapons
IPPNW's U.S. affiliate PSR, with support from NSquare, held a short film contest to raise awareness about what's at stake if we are complacent about nuclear weapons. And now, the award-winning video is part of TedEd's library of educational lessons.

OpEd: "Why aren't the candidates talking about nuclear war?"
When the Cold War ended, we pretty much stopped worrying about nuclear war, but the weapons didn’t go away. More than 15,000 are left in the world today, 95 percent in the arsenals of the U.S. and Russia.  Seven other countries have nuclear arsenals as well.

World Medical Association calls on governments to ban and eliminate nuclear weapons
The General Assembly of the World Medical Association, unanimously adopted a new resolution condemning nuclear weapons, stating that the medical profession has a duty to work for the elimination of nuclear weapons, and urging all governments to work to ban and eliminate them. IPPNW and its affiliates, many of whose members are active in national medical associations, will work to ensure that this resolution is promoted and acted upon as widely as possible.

Perspective: Docs and Nukes — Still a Live Issue
"In recognition of this grave threat to human survival, governments around the world have come together over the past 3 years in a series of extraordinary conferences to discuss the medical consequences, what they have called the humanitarian impact, of nuclear war... We believe the medical community has a responsibility to support this movement. The American Medical Association recently passed a resolution calling on all nations to “ban and eliminate nuclear weapons,” and the World Medical Association is considering a similar resolution at its Moscow meeting in October."

European health groups launch Medical Peace Work case studies
The twelve case studies depict challenging situations for health professionals in the search of preventing and reducing violence – as well as promoting peace, sustainable development, and human rights.