International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

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International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

"Founded in 1980, IPPNW was an inspiration born of the Cold War. With the world divided into two militarized camps poised on the brink of nuclear war, a small group of Soviet and American doctors took a leap of faith. They reasoned that their common interest in survival was more powerful than the ideological divides between them. They believed that their obligation as physicians included a common commitment to the prevention of nuclear war.

"Led by co-founders Drs. Bernard Lown of the US and Evgueni Chazov of the Soviet Union, they organized a team to conduct meticulous scientific research based on data collected by Japanese colleagues who had studied the effects of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And they drew upon their knowledge of the medical effects of burn, blast, and radiation injuries." [1]

Directors

Accessed October 2007: [2]

Co-Presidents

Regional Vice Presidents

  • Walter Odhiambo, MD - Regional Vice President --AFRICA Nairobi, Kenya
  • Bjorn Hilt, MD - Regional Vice President -- EUROPE- Trondheim, Norway
  • Antonio Jarquin, MD - Regional Vice President -- LATIN AMERICA

Managua, Nicaragua

  • Ahmed Mahmoud Geneid, MD - Regional Co-Vice President -- MIDDLE EAST - Ismailia, Egypt
  • Ira Helfand, MD - Regional CO-Vice President -- NORTH AMERICA and IPPNW Secretary / Treasurer - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Katsuko Kataoka, MD, PhD - Regional Vice President -- NORTH ASIA - Hiroshima, Japan
  • Vladimir Garkavenko, MD, PhD, MBA - Regional Vice President -- RUSSIA/CIS - Moscow, Russia
  • Kamrul Hasan Khan, MBBS, MPhil - Regional Vice President -- SOUTH ASIA - Dhanmondi, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Daniele Viliunas, MD - Regional Vice President -- SOUTHEAST ASIA / PACIFIC - Queensland, Australia

At Large Directors

International Medical Student Representatives (ISR)

Ex Officio Members

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

  • Arun Mitra, MD - Secretary, 2008 World Congress - Ludhiana, India
  • Peter Wilk, MD - Speaker of the International Council

Maine, USA

  • Herman Spanjaard, MD - Deputy Speaker of the International Council - Halfweg, The Netherlands

Contact

Web: http://www.ippnw.org

Resources and articles

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References

  1. History, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, accessed October 7, 2007.
  2. Board of Directors, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, accessed October 7, 2007.