November 30, 2007
Newly elected Australian Labour Party supportive of Nuclear Weapons Convention. Read the article by Dr. Ron McCoy: "Australians Voted in What May Be A Defining Election."
October 5, 2007
London, England Physicians Warn of "Nuclear Famine" From Regional Nuclear War at the the Final Pandemic conference in London. Read a summary of Dr. Ira Helfand's paper, "An Assessment of the Extent of Projected Global Famine Resulting From Limited, Regional Nuclear War."
September 27 - October 4, 2007
Over thirty medical students
and young doctors-in-training rode bicycles from Dover to London; toughed out wet camp sites
and drove over ten hours to
Scotland to express their call for
disarmament. This Overriding Trident Tour was organized
by Dr. Alex Rosen from Germany, a
Pediatrics resident and the previous International Student Representative of IPPNW." Additional photos in the student written in E-Pulse newsletter.
September 7 - 9, 2007 IPPNW delegates from Africa, Europe
and Australia attended the IPPNW 6th African Regional Meeting Healing the Wounds
of War in Africa The Role of Health Professionals in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr.
Ime John opened the proceedings and presented a gift to the Gun
Free Africa Ambassador, Dr. Amritpal Kalsii, Miss India-Kenya beauty
queen 2006/7. Presentations ranged from reports on IPPNWs African multinational
injury surveillance pilot project conducted at hospitals in Nigeria, Zambia, DR
Congo, Kenya and Uganda, to those on Nuclear Issues and Africa and to Poverty
and Conflict. A medical student conference was held prior to the main event.
August 28 and 29, 2007 The student chapter of Physicians
for Social Responsibility, Nepal (PSRN) organized a two day meeting in Bhaktapur, Nepal to address
the specter of small arms violence haunting the region. Students from
various medical and public health colleges in Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Germany participated in the program.
August 6 and 9, 2007
Affiliates worldwide commemorate the 62nd anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.
July 30, 2007
Mayors for Peace grows to 1,698 member cities from 122 countries and regions. Find out if your city is on the list and contact your local mayor and urge them to join.
July 26-27, 2007
Leaders of IPPNW Nigeria,
Dr. Ime John and Emmanuel Eduru attended a two-day regional conference in Abuja, Nigeria, on securing peace and security in West Africa. The conference was organized by the West African Action Network on Small
Arms and the United Nations Development Programme to develop strategies for lobbying the various governments of ECOWAS (15 West
African states) to ratify the convention that was signed by regional leaders in
July 5-7, 2007
Nobel Prize recipient Pugwash holds 50th Anniversary workshop.
June 21-29, 2007
Global Week of Action: research, dialogue, workshops and creating a future generation
of advocates for gun violence prevention -- Dr. Emperatriz Crespin brought together students at the National University of El
Salvador for a week long workshop on how medical professionals can incorporate
advocacy as a tool for gun violence prevention in their field. The students included
physiotherapists, nurses, and anaesthesiologists and the framework of the workshop
was endorsed by PAHO, National University and the IANSA/IPPNW Public Health Network.
June 21-22, 2007
IPPNW's North Asia Regional Meeting in the Nuclear Weapons Free Zone of Mongolia include former ambassador to the UN and two Mongolian presidents.
June 12-16, 2007
SLMK (Swedish affiliate of IPPNW) sent a delegation of medical students and physicians to strengthen the relationship with Korean Anti-Nuke Peace Physicians (KANPP / affiliate of IPPNW). A brief first hand account of the meeting was published in E-Pulse student newsletter.
June 11-17, 2007
"I play without arms" soccer matches used to launch 2007 Global Week of Action in
El Salvador -- members
of Aiming for Prevention participated in several events for the public and specific
events for health professionals. Dr. Andrew Pinto from IPPNW's Canadian affiliate,
Physicians for Global Survival (PGS) joined local doctor, Emperatriz Crespin and
gave lectures at Evangelica University on small arms and light weapons and the
impact on health. Two local radio stations (VOX FM and Radio Que Buena) and IANSA/IPPNW
held a soccer game at Gambeta Stadium in San Salvador to raise awareness on the
impact of gun violence on Salvadorans. In the photo above, Ademar Guardado is
seen in a soccer uniform that reads "Yo juego sin armas" (I play without
arms) next to Dr. Andrew Pinto.
June 11-16, 2007
IPPNW Co-President, Dr. Ime John visits Tehran
April 30, 2007
IPPNW representatives join other NGOs in Vienna, Austria at the 2007 NPT Preparatory Committee from April 30 to May 11.
April 23, 2007 IPPNW launches ICAN website and international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons (ICAN)
April 18, 2007 A Mayor for Peace, Iccho Itoh of Nagasaki, Japan assassinated
January 29, 2007
Doctors Protest Trident Submarine Base. UK press - article on Dr. Liz Waterston in the New Castle Journal. Article on Dr. Lesley Morrison in Borders Today. Article on Dr. Trevor Trueman in the Malvern Gazette
January 26, 2007
Doctors and medical students from IPPNW's Swedish affiliate, SLMK, met with doctors in Iran to discuss the medical consequences of nuclear weapons.