WMA Resolution in Support of an International Day of the Medical Profession, October 30

Adopted by the 71st WMA General Assembly (online), Cordoba, Spain, October 2020
and reaffirmed by the 226th Council Session, Seoul, Korea, April 2024


On the eve of the WMA General Assembly, Córdoba 2020, we are facing an escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world and an alarming exponential pressure on healthcare professionals.

The WMA and its members request that October 30 be recognised as the International Day of the Medical Profession as a tribute to the commitment of physicians to the service of humankind, to the health and well-being of their patients, in the respect the ethical values of the profession.

COVID-19, Healthcare Professionals, International Day, Medical Profession, Pandemic

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