On 25th February, 2019, South Africa became a disarmament champion after ratification of the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons(TPNW) in United Nations headquarters, New York. South Africa’s ratification is particularly unique because it was once a developer of nuclear arsenals but now it has become an advocate against weapons of mass destruction. In mid 20th century , South Africa had interest in atomic energy being a uranium-rich country. It received its first nuclear reactor from the US and build its first nuclear explosive in 1982. In 1989, the government officially ended the nuclear program. The ratification of TPNW comes
The IPPNW African student representative , Everlyne Achieng, during a Women’s forum on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament in Ghana in February, 2019.
The following developments were made following the forum.
1. Train more women professionals on Nuclear disarmament and treaty lobby for their countries
2. Promote peace and dialogue
3. Emergency prepared awareness on Nuclear materials whether biological, chemical or physical.
19th August 2018
On the loss of the global statesman: Koffi Annan
Association of Physicians and Medical Workers for Social Responsibility (APMS-IPPNW Kenya) joins Kenyans and the world in mourning the fall of a great hero- Koffi Annan whose demise was pronounced earlier today. It is wisely said that when a great tree falls, its birds are shaken. Koffi Annan’s loss will be forever remembered in the minds of Kenyans, especially for his exceptional role in mediating the peace deal between retired President Kibaki and retired right honorable Raila Odinga. As the health community we will be eternally
We, the undersigned African affiliate members of 1985 Nobel Peace Laureate International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), the IPPNW Africa Representatives for the 2017 Nobel Peace Laureate International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), together with Junior Doctors of Africa Network and our other partners in civil society, hereby call upon the governments of all African countries to urgently sign and ratify the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons(TPNW) that opened up for signing on 20th September 2017.
In acknowledging the unique position Africa holds in seeing the potential for a world without nuclear weapons,
The Nobel Peace Prize 2017 this year goes to IPPNW’s 10 year International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). This is tremendous news for nuclear disarmament and a hope for a nuclear free generation. This year’s award is in recognition of ICAN’s efforts in drawing attention to the humanitarian catastrophic consequences of nuclear weapons.
To read more on ICAN and the award click on the link below
110 medical students from Kenyatta University Kenya make history as they enroll in a 12-week medical peace work online course coupled with trainings and field visits.
Medical Peace Work online courses has been part of our empowerment programs since 2013. In this particular cohort, medical students will be in involved in a two-tier program, with online courses on one hand and field trainings on the other. This is a new frontier from the Kenyan chapter which hosted the Africa Medical Peace Work workshop on 2014.
The group ofstudents that is now being referred to as ” The110” met for their
Video of riveting talk and Q&A by Bill Perry, former US secretary of defense, on My Journey at the Nuclear Brink, at All Souls Unitarian Church, New York City, Oct. 24. He discusses the risk of nuclear catastrophe (higher than during the Cold War), the necessity of repairing relations with Russia and halting the emerging nuclear arms race, the proposed ban treaty (he supports it), the imperative of education (esp. of millennials) to lay the basis for action to achieve a world free of nuclear weapons, and much more.Click here to the video courtesy of Lawyers Committee
On 28th August to 5th September 2016, 30 medical students and health care workers gathered at the Charite Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Sciences in Berlin Germany for the annual Global Health Summer School organised by IPPNW Germany. The African region was represented very well by three students from their IPPNW student affiliate MSSR. Click here to https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1bpB5-1Z0P9SUdjWXhQNWxvcGdOVFlVVXFYNm5uNnpNakNJ/view?ts=57d96d5b
The conference was a beautifully organised event which, in my opinion, was able to
convey satisfactorily what everyone ultimately working for a common cause can be able
Being my first time attending any such event by the MSSR at Moi chapter, as well as its
affiliate parent institutions APMSR and IPPNW, I would say the conference was able to
truly bring to perspective what the initiatives aim to accomplish. One of the most significant
messages I personally took from the conference was the magnitude of the nuclear warfare
problem from a global perspective. Before this, I was
On the 17th of June 2016, IPPNW affiliate in Kenya had the privilege of attending an NGO strategy
day hosted by Control Arms in Nairobi. It was a very well attended event and we were pleased to be
in attendance. Among the attendees aside from the Control Arms secretariat from New York were
an array of organisations involved in peace work from the region. We together formed a very good
group with input from many different aspects and with good youthful representation. Some of the
ones represented were:
- Women International League for Peace and Freedom (with