Sunday, October 30, 2011

UP Medical Students for Social Responsibility - International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Philippines


University of the Philippines Medical Students for Social Responsibility - International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Philippines
UP MSSR-IPPNW

The UP MSSR-IPPNW is a non-partisan organization of Filipino medical students dedicated to service, advocacy, education and research relevant to the prevention of all forms of war and violence, particularly involving weapons of mass destruction. It works towards a nuclear-free, peaceful and socially responsible world that provides health for all and promotes peace, health and sustainable development through raising the social consciousness of society.

The UP MSSR-IPPNW represents the students of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine (UPCM) to the Asian Medical Students' Association-Philippines.

Mission
In the spirit of medical ethics, collegiality and friendship,
We commit ourselves as catalysts in establishing a nuclear weapons-free world and in promoting peace, health and sustainable development through non-violent resolution of conflicts. By raising the people’s awareness on the use of weapons of mass destruction, we can serve as catalysts in promoting and ensuring human health and welfare.

Vision
A community of medical students:
Highly competent in the field of medical care and conscientious in the
preservation of human life;
Dedicated to service and the pursuit of excellence;
Dynamic, critical and responsive to societal needs;
United in the pursuit of development, peace and environmental protection;
Committed to the prevention of all forms of war and armed conflict;
Guided by moral, spiritual and ethical responsibilities;
Inspired by love, truth, justice, and freedom;
For the upliftment of the dignity of human life.

Objectives
1. Serve as catalyst in establishing a nuclear weapons-free world and in promoting peace, health and sustainable development by raising the social consciousness of society in the pursuit of the preservation of human life and the environment.
2. Seek to empower medical students to enable them to take active roles by promoting broad discourse regarding any and all medical aspects of the missions stated.
3. Take active role in widespread campaign regarding militarism and war and its effects on human lives and the environment, including the task of disseminating newsletters and other publications.
4. Coordinate with interested medical students and shall form local affiliates.
5. Cooperate and seek to link up with local and international governmental and non-governmental bodies who share the organization’s missions
6. Organize periodic meetings and National Congresses.

Other Affiliations
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)

Past Activities
2. Global Health Course
3. Peace Month
4. Unang Yakap Campaign (Essential Newborn Care)
5. Envi-Run-ment – Fundraising Fun Run for Mangroves
6. International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons – Millionpleas project


To contact UP MSSR-IPPNW, email pres.upmssr@gmail.com

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