World Medical Association (WMA)

General Information
The World Medical Association (WMA) is an international organization representing physicians. It was founded on 17 September 1947, when physicians from 27 different countries met at the First General Assembly of the WMA in Paris. The organization was created to ensure the independence of physicians, and to work for the highest possible standards of ethical behavior and care by physicians, at all times.

Acting on behalf of patients and physicians, the WMA endeavors to achieve the  highest possible standards of medical care, ethics, education and health-related human rights for all people.

Focus Areas
Medical Ethics, Human Rights, Health Systems, Public Health.

Main Activities
Advocacy, projects, policy.

Contact Information
Adress: 13, ch. du Levant, CIB - B√Ętiment A, 01210 Ferney-Voltaire, France
Telephone: +33 4 5040 7575
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website
www.wma.net

Latest News

  • New website: Medicines Law & Policy

    careThe new website Medicines Law & Policy, launched recently by leading specialists on access to medicines and intellectual property law, provides policy and legal analysis, best practice models and other information that can be used by governments, non-governmental organisations, product development initiatives, funding agencies, UN agencies and others working to ensure the availability of effective, safe and affordable medicines for all.

     
  • ICN Health and Human Rights Award for Japanese leprosy ambassador

    thumbs upThe International Council of Nurses (ICN) presented its Health and Human Rights Award to Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, at the 2017 ICN Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on May 27. The award was presented in recognition of Sasakawa's contribution to the fight against leprosy and leprosy-related discrimination, and his achievements in the field of health and human rights.