«The World Health Organisation (WHO) is failing in its duty to protect those populations who are victims of radioactive contamination.»

Archive for March, 2013

31 - March - 2013
Week 309 - Geneva - 25 to 29 March 2013

Since April 26, 2007, the Hippocratic Vigil has been held outside the WHO headquarters in Geneva, which now makes a total of 309 weeks without interruption. The vigil consists of a silent presence that aims to remind the World Health Organization of its obligations as set out in its constitution. We have added the name of Hippocrates to our description because of the ethical rules he instituted for health practitioners. As far as the protection of the health of people affected by the consequences of the nuclear industry is concerned, the World Health Organization ignores these rules. The Vigil takes  [ Read More ]

28 - March - 2013
Violations of the right to health in Fukushima

Japanese citizen associations have been reporting violations of the right to health of populations in Fukushima since the first months of the accident. Meanwhile WHO continues to minimize health risks, despite reports from independent scientists, health professionals and citizen groups of high levels of contamination, inadequate radioprotection and early signs of very serious health problems. The Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Anand Grover, has issued a strong statement (1) following his visit to the stricken area.

13 - March - 2013
IndependentWHO sends the Proceedings of the Forum and a letter to WHO

On 11th March 2013, on the occasion of the second anniversary of the beginning of the Fukushima health disaster, the members of IndependentWHO have sent to WHO the Proceedings of the Forum which we organised in Geneva in May 2012. A letter addressed to Dr Chan, Director of WHO has also been sent, requesting that she meet with representatives of citizen organisations to discuss the violations of the Right to Health associated with the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan. In Dr Chan’s absence, it was Dr Maria Neira, Director of the Public Health and Environment Department who greeted the  [ Read More ]