Who are we?
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), a long name with a simple task. The international movement of health professionals was founded to prevent enormous humanitarian catastrophe during the cold war. Alerting governments and the public of the health effects of nuclear war using scientific methods was the reason why IPPNW received Nobel peace prize in 1985. This goal has stayed same, and IPPNW pursues to ban Nuclear Weapons worldwide and to prevent other humanitarian problems caused by any kind of war by supplying adequate research to affect decision makers and to educate the public.
Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) – Finland is Non Govermental Organization founded in 1982, whose membership consists of medical doctors, dentists, and students of these professions. PSR -Finlands goals are to increase the knowledge and responsibility of physicians about the prerequisites of health and survival of human societies. The main activities include work for peace, environmental issues and development co-operation.
The organisation is independent of all such parties that could endanger the professional independence of a physician and the organisation refuses to take support e.g. from pharmaceutical companies. PSR Finland is a member of IPPNW and is also part of Health Action International network.
Finnish Medical Students’ International Committee (FiMSIC) is the international committee of FiMSA (Finnish Medical Students’ Association). FiMSIC is the national member organisation of Finland in IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations) and is responsible for the international relations of Finnish medical students. FiMSIC has five local committees, one in each city with a medical school. These are Helsinki, Turku, Tampere, Kuopio and Oulu.
In the field of project work FiMSIC is active in SCOPH, SCORA and SCORP and also organises Global Health activities. Various events are organised around the year and they include activities from nationally organised seminars and trainings to short campaigns and events on the local level. FiMSIC also offers a choice of participating in IFMSA projects and various summer schools all over the world.