IPPNW Africa Statement on TPNW to African Governments

 

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,

Nobel Peace Prize 2017 to ICAN

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

http://www.icanw.org

Medical Peace Work 3rd Round

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

The Nuclear Campaign goes on…

 

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

Global Health Summer 2016- Germany

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

MSSR-Moi University Student Training 18th July 2016

 

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
to accomplish.
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

#ArmsFreeAfrica Strategy Planning Session in Nairobi

 

 

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:

 

  1. Women International League for Peace and Freedom (with

We, the Generation of Change

unnamedLast August, Soka Gokkai International (SGI), a long-time campaigner for peace and against nuclear weapons, graciously convened a summit of youth activists from around the world on nuclear abolition in Hiroshima, Japan on the year of the commemoration of 70 years since the first use of the atomic bomb. One of the participants forwarded through IPPNW channels from Africa was the Vice-Chair of Association of Physicians and Medical Workers for Social Responsibility – the IPPNW affiliate in Kenya.

30 participants from more than 15 countries gathered for a grueling but extremely fulfilling and fruitful days of conversations around disarmament, gender

K-Project for Peace: An Experience

Beautiful dawn light on Mt. Kilimanjaro

Beautiful dawn light on Mt. Kilimanjaro

Day one, 30th June: We all gather at Uhuru Hostel, Tuesday morning for the Pre-climb briefing. We are introduced to Maggie from African Zoom Adventures and the head guide and they go through the requirements and everybody has to confirm that they have all the gear so that what they don’t have can be leased before leaving Moshi for the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. A few people take pictures during the briefing. I sit quietly because it is beginning to dawn on me what we are about to embark on. The grandiosity of