International day "Physicians for peace"
Day called "Physicians for peace" began to celebrate on the globe after the relevant decisions of the Executive Committee of the world movement "Physicians for the prevention of nuclear war". It happened on the day of the tragedy in Hiroshima.
This movement (IPPNW) was born in the early 80-ies. Then initiated by a small group of medical scientists from the Soviet Union and the United States. The co-movement were first Soviet academician E. I. Chazov and Professor of Harvard University B. Lawn. Now this movement brought together more than 200 thousands of healthcare professionals from dozens of countries. The merits of IPPNW, his authority and influence emphasized in 1985, and ordered the movement of the Nobel peace prize.
Representatives of IPPNW was a program that provides for a ban on nuclear weapons testing. The first step towards this is the moratorium on nuclear explosions, the rejection of the use of such weapons, the freezing of the nuclear arms reduction and subsequent elimination of the non-proliferation of arms race in space. Also representatives of the movement calling for the cessation of the arms race and the redirection of funds to the health and social needs, we hope to create a climate of trust and cooperation between the countries of the world.
The goals of the movement are clear to all clinicians, including physicians in our country. To show support for the ideas of IPPNW, in 1981, Soviet physicians Committee created “Physicians for the prevention of nuclear war”.
In June 1983 the III international Congress of the movement came up with a proposal to make “the Hippocratic Oath” provisions relating to the work of doctors in terms of the nuclear threat. Given this, on 15 November 1983 the Presidium of the Supreme Council adopted amendments to the text “doctor's Oath”, specifying that the doctors are fighting for peace and for the prevention of nuclear war, realizing the danger of these weapons.