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.


Latest News

  • Adolescents' access to sexual and reproductive health and rights

    mum babyA new publication of the Centre for Reproductive Rights analyses young people's access to sexual and reproductive health from a human rights perspective. It concludes that significant gaps remain in adolescents' knowledge about their sexual and reproductive health and rights and ability to access essential sexual and reproductive health services.

  • Brazil: Gaps in response to Zika virus outbreak

    mum babyIn a recent Human Rights Watch report, the organization states that Brazil has not addressed longstanding human rights problems that allowed the Zika virus outbreak to escalate. As a result, the Zika threat in Brazil remains, even though the government declared an end to the national public health emergency related to the Zika virus in May 2017.