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

31 - December - 2016

Since April 26, 2007, the Hippocratic Vigil has been held outside the WHO headquarters in Geneva, which now makes a total of 504 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 place outside the WHO headquarters in Geneva every working day from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Week 501 – Geneva – 01 and 02 December 2016

Anne Baldens (Mulhouse – 68 – France) – Michel Monod (Geneva – Switzerland)

Alison Katz (Geneva – Switzerland) - David Schipley (Geneva – Switzerland)

Week 502 – Geneva – 05 to 09 December 2016

Jacques Bonnet (Montmiral – 26 – France) – François Rittmeyer (Vevey- Switzerland)

Martine Cuennet (Avully – Switzerland) – Michel Monod (Geneva – Switzerland)

Odile Puget (Ségny – 01 – France) – Véronique Mercz (Geneva – Switzerland)

Week 503 – Geneva – 12 to 16 December 2016

Week 503 – Geneva – 12 to 16 December 2016

François Rittmeyer (Vevey- Switzerland) – Jean Yves Peillard (Clarafond – 74 – France)

Michel Monod (Geneva – Switzerland) – Guy Chatelan (Gex – 74 – France)

Alison Katz (Geneva – Switzerland)

Week 504 – Geneva – 19 to 23 December 2016

Susie Greaves (St Mathieu – 87 – France) – Dave Greaves (St Mathieu – 87 – France)

Véronique Mercz (Geneva – Switzerland)


We believe it is important to address ourselves to those who are partly responsible for deciding WHO policy. It is for this reason that, on 9th November 2012, we began a Vigil outside the Ministry of Health in Paris. The Ministers of Health are the representatives of the member countries of WHO, and they are involved in deciding the policies and actions that this institution pursues in the area of radioprotection. We will maintain this silent and peaceful vigil every Friday from 9am to 5pm outside the Ministry of Health in Paris, until France takes the necessary steps to ensure that WHO fulfils its mission to protect the population from radioactive pollution, and that a programme of independent research is put in place on a national and / or European level, on the theme of “Health and nuclear power”.

The Vigil outside the Ministry of Health during December 2016

The Vigil outside the Ministry of Health during December 2016

Taking part in the Vigil outside the Ministry of Health during December 2016 :

Midori Amo – Philippe Clavière – Thierry Duvernoy – Christophe Elain – Etsuko Furukata – Martine Laroche – Claude Lesage – Monique Lévy – Thong Kuy Lim – Nadine Ruelland – Jean Pierre Triger

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