World Medical Association

World Medical Association

The World Medical Association (WMA), an international organization of physicians, was formally established on September 17, 1947, pursuant to the resolutions of the First General Assembly of WMA held in Paris, France. [ [ WMA - List of Members ] ] In 2007, the WMA had a membership of 84 national medical associations and represents some 9 million physicians. [ [ Israeli doctor to serve as president of World Medical Association - Haaretz - Israel News ] ]


The goal of the World Medical Association is to serve humanity by endeavoring to achieve the highest international standards in medical education, science, ethics, and health care for all peoples of the world.


Dr Jon Snaedal, an Icelandic geriatrician, was installed as President of the WMA for the years 2007-2008.Yoram Blachar, an Israeli physician, was elected president of the World Health Associationfor the years 2008-2009. Blachar, 67, has been the chairman of the Israel Medical Association since 1995. Blachar said he would work to bring in African and Arab countries that were not yet members of the organization. [ [ WMA - Press Releases ] ]


ee also

*Nuremberg Code
*Declaration of Geneva
*Declaration of Helsinki
*Belmont Report
*International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use
*Food and Drug Administration
*European Medicines Agency
*Standing Committee of European Doctors
*Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (Japan)
*Uppsala Monitoring Centre
*Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS)
*Informed consent
*World Organization of Family Doctors (Wonca)

External links

* [ WMA Official website]
* [ WMA Handbook of Declarations] - ethics
* [ Declaration of Tokyo] - ethical code

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