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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.[1] In 2007, the WMA had a membership of 84 national medical associations and represents some 9 million physicians. [2] For other uses, see Doctor. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of France. ...



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. [3] Geriatrics is the branch of medicine that focuses on health promotion and the prevention and treatment of disease and disability in later life. ... The State of Israel (Hebrew: מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, transliteration: ; Arabic: دَوْلَةْ اِسْرَائِيل, transliteration: ) is a country in the Middle East on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. ...


  1. ^ WMA - List of Members
  2. ^ Israeli doctor to serve as president of World Medical Association - Haaretz - Israel News
  3. ^ WMA - Press Releases

See also

The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... This article is about the Declaration of Geneva pertaining to the medical profession. ... The Declaration of Helsinki, developed by the World Medical Association, is a set of ethical principles for the medical community regarding human experimentation. ... The Belmont Report is a report created by the former dee dee dee (which was renamed to Health and Human Services) entitled Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research and is an important historical document in the field of medical ethics. ... The International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) is a project that brings together the regulatory authorities of Europe, Japan and the United States and experts from the pharmaceutical industry in the three regions to discuss scientific and technical aspects of pharmaceutical... “FDA” redirects here. ... The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) is a European agency for the evaluation of medicinal products. ... The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (厚生労働省; Kōsei-rōdō-shō) is one of ministries in the Japanese government. ... The Uppsala Monitoring Centre (the UMC), located in Uppsala, Sweden, is the field name for the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring. ... The Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) is an international, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization established jointly by WHO and UNESCO in 1949. ... Informed consent is a legal condition whereby a person can be said to have given consent based upon an appreciation and understanding of the facts and implications of an action. ... The World Organization of National Colleges, Academies (Wonca) and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians or in short World Organization of Family Doctors is an international organization of national colleges, academies or organizations concerned with the academic aspects of general family practice. ...

External links

  • WMA Official website
  • WMA Handbook of Declarations - ethics
  • Declaration of Tokyo - ethical code

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