Current Policies

WMA's policies on ethical and social issues


Title Tags Year Type
WMA Resolution on Prohibition of Forced Anal Examinations to Substantiate Same-Sex Sexual Activity Anal examination, Body search, Degrading Treatment, Forced examination, Medical Ethics, Torture, Transgender 2017
WMA Statement on Epidemics and Pandemics Disease, Epidemics, Infection, Infectious diseases, Pandemics 2017
WMA Statement on the Role of Physicians in Preventing Exploitation in Adoption Practices Adoption, Children’s Rights, Forced labour, Genetic identification, Minors, Sexual exploitation, Trafficking 2017
WMA Declaration of Chicago on Quality Assurance in Medical Education Accreditation, Medical Education, Medical faculty, Medical schools, Quality assurance 2017 Declaration
WMA Statement on Armed Conflicts Armed Conflicts, Humanitarian law, Violence, War 2017
WMA Statement on Bullying and Harassment within the Profession Bullying, Safe working environment, Sexual harassment, Workplace 2017
WMA Statement on Medical Cannabis Cannabis, Dependency, Legalisation, Marijuana, Medical cannabis, Prohibition 2017
WMA Declaration of Geneva Conduct, Conscience, Dignity, Discrimination, Geneva, Non-Discrimination, Oath, Pledge 2017 Declaration of Geneva
WMA Resolution on Poland Hunger Strike, Junior doctors, Medical Education, Poland 2017
WMA Council Resolution in Support of Dr Serdar Küni Conflicts, Dr Kuni, Human Rights, Medical Ethics, Turkey 2017 Council Resolutions
WMA Statement on Cyber-Attacks on Health and Other Critical Infrastructure Cyber Intrusion, Cyber-attack, Electronic Medical Records, Health Technology, Information Technology 2016 Statement
WMA Declaration of Taipei on Ethical Considerations regarding Health Databases and Biobanks Biobanks, Confidentiality, Consent, Health Database, Opt-Out, Patient Rights 2016 Declaration
WMA Resolution on the Protection of Health Care Facilities and Personnel in Syria Aleppo, Conflict, Health Care Facilities, Health Personnel, Syria, War 2016 Statement
WMA Statement on Divestment from Fossil Fuels Air Pollution, Climate Change, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Health/Economic Co-Benefits 2016 Statement
WMA Resolution on Zika Virus Infection Fetal Abnormalities, Guillain Barre, Infection, Microcephaly, Virus, Zika 2016 Resolution