International Physicians for the
Prevention of Nuclear War
Doctors, medical students, health care professionals, and
concerned citizens working to ban nuclear weapons and
address the impact of militarism and war on health
...A global federation of 58 national medical
...working to abolish nuclear weapons by
mobilizing the influence of the world
...working to prevent nuclear war and all
wars, and to redress the effects of militarism
R e s e a r c h E d u c a t i o n A d v o c a c y
P e a c e T h r o u g h H e a l t h
At the height of the Cold
War, Dr. Bernard Lown,
of the United States, & Dr.
Evgueni Chazov, of the
Soviet Union founded
IPPNW to bridge the
political divide and to
educate the world about
the terrible consequences
of nuclear weapons.
In 1962, Drs. Victor Sidel, H.
Jack Geiger, and Bernard
Lown published the first
major medical journal article
on the medical consequences
of nuclear war in The New
England Journal of Medicine.
Today, IPPNW continues to
publish in the world’s leading
• Continuing the fight for a nuclear weapons-
• Working to eliminate the death and injury
caused by landmines & small arms violence;
• Promoting peace through health;
• Inspiring a new generation of physicians and
activists to work for global security.
As the next generation of health
professionals, IPPNW medical students
are already playing an active role in
safeguarding the planet’s health.
Working with IPPNW colleagues around
the world, medical students show by
example what can be achieved through
IPPNW Medical Students...
…participate in global dialogue with students from nearly
…conduct research with physician-mentors;
…convene seminars on IPPNW issues at medical schools
around the world;
…work cooperatively on cross-regional projects;
…work in partnership with the International Federation of
Medical Students Association (IFMSA) and other
medical student groups worldwide.