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Summary of Student Projects Worldwide
Egypt

1999-2001
- Participation in IPEN congress in Egypt
- Lobbying the Egyptian government and other Arabian governments to support complete elimination of the 12-targeted pollutants.
- Presented to the Arab countries during the negotiations a proposal of establishing a group of Arab states that which can present to other countries the Arabian view of the treaty, which is in the same time a very similar vision of IPEN .
- Had continuous contact with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency which was representing Egypt in the negotiations in addition to attending Workshops held by it during the last two years.
- Helped in raising awareness among medical students and doctors on POPs and their threat on human health and Environment.
- Representation in signing Stockholm Convention on Persistent organic pollutants
- Follow up on the treaty of IPEN.
- Research on the quality of life of Medical Students

Mexico

1999-2001

- Program that focus on health promotion and psychological care/counselling of the indigenous population that has been living in an environment plagued by war.
- Urban violence prevention focused on children (Street kids).

Cuba:

2001

- Course on peace and human rights.

El Salvador:

2002

- Participation in workshops about: “ethics and the responsibility of the doctors”, “health and human rights” and “The international organization of physicians: From the problems of the world to global solutions”.

Zambia:

1999-2002

- Creation of a website www.geocities.com/mssrzambia
- Conduction of screening clinics for prisoners.
- Contribution to the data collection to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines.
- Sent three of its members on a landmine evaluation project with Dr Mtonga in Southern province.
- Visited a drop-in centre, donated some clothes and provided some educational talks to the street kids.
- Been trying to get assistance from UNHCR and World Vision International in launching the project to provide assistance to refugees.
- Participated in the African Regional meeting held in Lusaka in March 2002.

Kenya:

1999-2002

- Refugee project.

Philippines:

1999

- Published a book called “Children: a cause for peace”.
- Created a website about children and war. http://welcome.to/children_and_war
- One member participated in a fact-finding mission in Indonesia on human rights abuses in East Timor.
- Organized the International workshop “Health and Human Rights” in Manilla 1999.

Japan:

1999

- Cooperation with IPPNW-Germany on the “Training and Social activity programme”.
- Participated in the second IPPNW North Asia Regional Conference in Beijing in 1999 and gave a presentation on the effects of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki A-bombs.

2000-2001

- Cooperation with IPPNW-Germany on the “Training and Social activity programme”.

Canada:

1999

- Lecture “Shamanism and Native American Health”.
- Co-sponsored a conference on international health.
- Worked on a curriculum proposal on Alternative Medicine.
- Hosted discussions on various issues.
- Peace education.

USA

1999-2001

- Initiated the Einstein Youth Violence Program.
- Created a newsletter.
- Hosted discussions and lectures on various topics.
- Worked on the “Health Care without harm” program.
- Promoted a letter writing campaign on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.
- Trying to reduce medical waste and pollution through various activities.
- Worked on the REMEDY program.
- Organized transfer of medical books to the third world.
- Organized a rally to protest against the declining minority enrolment in primary schools in California.
- Violence Prevention program.
- Working with homeless.
- Adopt a school program.
- Gun violence.
- Social medicine course
- Domestic violence awareness program in hospitals
- Recycling programs
- Sex education
- Publication of nuclear pocket guide.

Austria:

1999

- Sent a common student letter to the foreign minister
- Help organizing an exhibition on landmines.

Bosnia:

2001

- Seminar: “Anthrax and biological weapons”.
- Drug abuse prevention project.

Denmark:

1999-2002

- Fundraising for Eastern European students.
- Co-organized a workshop on abolition 2000 in Oslo.
- Participated in several dialogues with the Danish ministry of foreign affairs.
- Translated material for Danish newspapers.
- Wrote articles for the affiliate newsletter.
- Prepared to collect data on small arms accidents and deaths to the International Small Arms campaign.
- Participated in the nuclear inheritance project (Visits in Moscow, Paris, India and Pakistan).
- Participated in dialogues with decision-makers in Copenhagen, London, Moscow and Washington DC.

Estonia:

2001-2002

- Prepared the European Regional Student Meeting in cooperation with IFMSA.
- Social awareness project.

Finland:

1999

- Visit to Chechnya.
- Hosted a visit of refugees from a refugee camp in central Finland to Helsinki together with other organizations.
- Seminars on the role of the doctor in crisis.
- Seminar on post-war Rwanda.
- Sent a letter to the minister of foreign affairs.

2000

- Seminar “Doctors and refugees”.
- Seminars on the Jubilee 2000 Campaign.

2001

- Survey and seminar on medical students attitude towards pharmaceutical advertising.
- Hosted the Baltic friendship club meeting.
- Peace test.
- Co-organized the IPPNW Small Arms conference in Helsinki.
- Planned and organized the global health course for Finish medical students.
- National meeting for IFMSA and IPPNW.

Germany:

1999

- Ethics and ethical education in medical curricula.
- Abolition of nuclear weapons (Abolition 2000) and nuclear power plants (NPP)
- Alternative energies.
- The "famulieren und engagieren" project.
- Spreading the spirit of IPPNW among the other students.
- Boycott of Siemens, which is the most important company developing NPPs in Germany and Eastern Europe.
- Human Rights.
- Partnership with Belgrade’s IPPNW students (which has led to the reactivation of IPPNW’s ties to the former Yugoslavia).
- Mediation workshops.
- Hiroshima exhibition.

2000

Issues addressed in 2000 include:
- Danger of nuclear power, possibility of alternative energies, and the problems of the liberal energy market in Germany.
- "Aid for Chernobyl:” donations for the "Otto Hug Institute of radiation- medical
measures" (OHSI-MHM) e.g. by selling cakes to the students.
- Exhibition "Hibakusha" (nuclear victims in Japan): photographs of people who are still suffering from the nuclear bombing in 1945; the exhibition is shown in different European countries.
- The new strategic concept of NATO.
- Medical ethics: clinical case reports and integration into medical curricula.
- Medical care for immigrants, refugees and homeless people in Germany.
- Physicians’ role in the Third Reich.
- Concepts of health and disease in the Muslim culture.
- "Training & social activity:” a medical student exchange project that combines the possibility to work in a hospital and to engage oneself in social projects for 6-8 weeks in different countries (India, Zambia, Belarus, Canada, Japan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Turkey, Israel, USA, etc.).
2001

- Help arrange the German IPPNW conference "medicine and conscience - if dignity was a value".
- Lectures on ethics.
- Street actions against racism and prejudice and the bombings of Afghanistan.



- Continuation of the Training & social activity:” program.

The Netherlands:

1999

- Organized a weekend with lectures on refugees and torture, humanitarian aid and the role of the army, uninsured asylum-seekers, etc. in 1996.
- Organized lectures and seminars on subjects such as human rights in medical curricula.
- Are working on designing a home page.
- Organized a weekend on conflict prevention in 1998 in order to involve students in the issues of HAP. They invited lecturers from the ICRC, MSF and PHR.
- Are working on organizing a workshop in Zimbabwe.
- Visited a refugee centre for the first time, and students were enthusiastic. They wish to bring the refugee problem closer to people, since newspapers do not.
- Creating and producing SCORP promotional materials in order to make students familiar with what they do and why, what they can offer them and how they can get actively involved in SCORP.
- The main activity of SCORP has been organizing the training workshop on conflict prevention, human rights and health to be held in May 1999 in the Hague, preceding and during the Hague Appeal for Peace (11-16 May 1999). The Dutch SCORP/IPPNW group together with an international team of SCORP members and IPPNW students is preparing this meeting titled "Health Through Peace.” It is supposed to build on two previous training workshops on health and human rights, organized primarily by IFMSA, as well as IPPNW, in Uganda and Zimbabwe. They will expand on the already existing network ranging from Africa to Europe. Preparations are already made for a training workshop in Asia, the Philippines (in 1999), and the Americas. The training in the Netherlands is also supposed to be the annual IPPNW European students’ meeting as well. Apart from lectures and workshops on disarmament, human rights, inequality in healthcare, etc., they will organize a leadership training workshop in which they will train the participants in lobbying, fundraising, organizing a workshop and team-building, all of which are necessary skills in order to continue the activities of IFMSA and IPPNW.

2000

- Seminars on the role of the physician in conflict prevention, human rights and prevention of nuclear war.
- Hibakusha photo exhibition.
- Peace test.
- Co-organized the European meeting in Romania 2000.
- Exhibition and lecturers in relation to Jubilee 2000.

2001

- Several projects related to the topic of refugees.
- Seminar on nuclear inheritance.

Norway:

1999-2001

- Lecture on landmines (1998)
- Collected 1,050 signatures against the Indian nuclear tests and sent them to the Indian Prime minister. They also wrote an article about the Indian and Pakistani tests titled "A reminder to the international community" in the local newspaper (1998).
- Collected 720 signatures against American and Russian sub critical tests and sent them to Presidents Clinton and Yeltsin. They also wrote an article about nuclear weapons titled "Nuclear weapons- a democratic problem" in the local newspaper as well as a national newspaper and took a poll on the Norwegians' attitudes towards these weapons (1998).
- Organized a lecture on Russian nuclear waste, the work of the Norwegian Environmental Foundation Bellona in Russia and the trial against one of their employees, Nikitin (1998).
- Visited a secondary school in Bergen and talked to tenth graders about peace, violence and war (1999).
- Organized a debate on the Kosovo conflict, the international community's involvement in local conflicts in general, and the expected outcomes of the Hague Appeal for Peace (HAP) (1999).
- Got permission from the Bergen Film Club to show "Letters from a Dead Man" and handed out different brochures to the audience afterwards.
- Collected hand prints on a large sheet of cloth in the centre of Bergen for nuclear abolition, they handed out pamphlets about the effect of the Kosovo crisis on the nuclear arms situation, they informed people about HAP, and collected signatures for Abolition 2000.
- Is responsible for producing the Norwegian affiliate's newsletter.
- In connection to the US film "The Peacemaker," they handed out a translated brochure of the Lawyers Against Nuclear Weapons. They handed out 600 of them to people exiting the cinema. The brochure uses the film as a starting point and discusses the nuclear weapons situation in the world today and what would happen if they where used.
- Organized the European student meeting 1999 in the mountains.
- The Hiroshima exhibition.
- Organized a workshop on ethics and human rights.
- Organized various public lectures.
- Distributed the survey related to having a human rights course as part of the curriculum.
- Worked on having human rights included in the medical curriculum.
- Sent letters to the prime minister and the minister on foreign affairs.
- Organized a debate on the bombings of Afghanistan.
- Made poster series about nuclear weapons to raise awareness about this.


Romania:

1999

- Sent a letter to the Minister of foreign affairs.
- Were involved in activities against India’s nuclear tests.

2000

- Organized the European student meeting.

2001

- The Hiroshima exhibition.
- Had a meeting with a physician who has worked at the Ministry for Nuclear Energy Research and who has made all the studies in Romania after the Chernobyl disaster.
- Peace test.

Russia:

2001

- Participated in dialogue with decision makers in Moscow May 2001.
- Have participated in the Nuclear Inheritance project.
- Have participated in an international meeting in Moscow March 2002.
- Coordinated a small arms student campaign.

Sweden:

1999

- Hosted a public lecture.
- Participated in dialogues with decision makers.
- Involved in the Hague Appeal for Peace workshop.

2000

- Arranged lectures on nuclear weapons.
- Hiroshima exhibition.

2001

- Hosted the European student meeting.
- Participated in dialogues with decision makers.
- Survey on a possible peace curriculum.
- Nuclear capitals project.

United Kingdom:

1999

- Follow up of the Hague Appeal for Peace workshop and wrote an article about it.
- Tried to have a course on human rights included in the medical curriculum.

Yugoslavia:

1999-2001

- Program of collecting and distributing humanitarian aid to endangered populations
- “Care for old people.” It has several aspects: social, educational, informative, medical and psychological
- Cooperation with Centre for Asthmatic Children – institution for prevention of asthma in children through education, counselling and the rehabilitation of affected children and their parents. Students from the union actively participate in programs of the Centre.
- Providing first aid to the public during meetings/gatherings.
- Project of Complementary Education and Training in the Basic Medical Skills –students provide the opportunity of learning skills that are necessary but somehow neglected in the official faculty curriculum.
- Arranging courses on techniques of traditional medicine.
- Bilateral professional exchange program with other IPPNW student groups.
- Conducting polls etc. to clarify how the medical education can be improved.
- Photo exhibition "Violence as the Alternative to Violence".
- Wrote a report on the use of depleted uranium during the war in Yugoslavia, and on the effects of depleted uranium in general.
- Work in local refugee camp.
- Exchange program with Germany.
- Visit from Next stop Serbia (A Danish program).
- Organized a national student meeting.