What We Do

IPPNW works on a broad range of issues as we pursue our mission to create a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation. Explore our three highest priority goals below, or navigate by issue in the menu at left.

Prevent War
and Armed Violence

IPPNW recognizes that the catastrophic health and environmental consequences of a nuclear war are at the extreme end of a continuum of armed violence that undermines health and security. IPPNW is committed to preventing war and to addressing the causes of armed violence and conflict. Aiming for Prevention is our central campaign addressing armed violence from a public health perspective.

Get Involved

Learn more about what we do, help us cultivate connections online and join us at public events. Take action by adding your voice, expertise, and research, or by volunteering locally. Support IPPNW's peace and health initiatives as a Partner in Peace, give a gift in honor of a new doctor in the family, or honor the memory of a loved one by supporting a world free of nuclear weapons.

Abolish Nuclear Weapons

IPPNW has described and documented the medical and humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons explosions, and has shown that prevention of nuclear war is a medical and public health imperative. 

The goal of ICAN — the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons — is a treaty to ban and delegitimize nuclear weapons, leading to the global elimination of these most destructive of all weapons.

Building Bridges

IPPNW has a long record of accomplishment in promoting international dialogue and cooperation.  IPPNW physicians, health workers and medical students come together as healers – regardless of nationality, ideology or religious orientation – in pursuit of a more peaceful, healthier world without the threat of nuclear destruction.  This work is taking place in some of the most volatile regions of the world.

Support Our Campaigns

IPPNW works on a broad range of issues as we pursue our mission to create a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation. Explore our three highest priority goals below, or navigate by issue in the menu at left. Donate now and help support and amplify voices of socially responsible physicians and students worldwide!

Aiming For Prevention