Ethical Principles of Health Care in Times of Armed Conflict and Other Emergencies

Within the framework of the Health Care in Danger project, the World Medical Association (WMA), the International Committee of Military Medicine (ICMM), the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) were consulted by the ICRC with the aim of these organizations agreeing on a common denominator of ethical principles of health care applicable in times of armed conflict and other emergencies. These principles, which are the result of these consultations, are without prejudice to existing policy documents adopted by these organizations. 

The “Ethical Principles of Health Care in Times of Armed Conflict and Other Emergencies” were adopted by the 65th General Assembly of the WMA, Durban (South Africa), October 2014 and officially launched by all partners in June 2015.

Armed Conflict, Emergencies, Ethical Principles, Health Care, Situation of Violence

WMA Statement on Medical Ethics during Public Health Emergencies

Adopted by the 74th WMA General Assembly, Kigali, Rwanda, Octobe...