IPPNW African affiliates have been have been at the forefront of mobilizing against armed violence and in establishing and leading IPPNW’s Aiming for Prevention global campaign. From community projects to United Nations meetings, IPPNW- Africa members are making the case worldwide that, “Armed violence is bad for health.“
Why get involved?
Read one young doctor’s reasons – Dr. David Onazi, Society of Nigerian Doctors for the Welfare of Mankind.
Examples of African affiliate local projects:
- One Bullet Stories –Developed by IPPNW Kenya leaders, this project illuminates the human face of gun violence through the personal stories of gunshot victims.
More on Aiming for Prevention:
Please see the Aiming for Prevention section of the IPPNW web site for an in-depth look at AFP and the many other ways African affiliates have participated. Key pages you may want to visit:
- Violent Injury Research – Read about how we conducted hospital-based research on armed violence in hospitals in five African countries.
- United Nations events – African members have regularly presented at panels, met with diplomats and been NGO spokespeople at U.N. meetings. Read one example here.
- International Health Conferences– Members of African affiliates have presented worldwide at prestigious conferences on topics from gun violence injuries to victim assistance programs.
- Medical Voices Against Violence – Personal stories of why African and other IPPNW members have become involved.
How you can get involved:
Please join IPPNW’s Aiming for Prevention campaign as we mobilize the unique expertise and authority of health professionals in Africa to prevent armed violence.