Emergency in Ukraine


Online briefing on the medical implications of war in Ukraine. Would nuclear weapons be used? And are Ukraine’s nuclear power plants vulnerable, including Chernobyl?

The medical consequences of any kind of conflict in Ukraine could be dire, whether it remains a conventional war, affects the 15 nuclear reactors there, or, most frighteningly, escalates to the use of nuclear weapons.

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War will hold an emergency online briefing this Saturday, February 19 at 10am EST, to examine the terrible human cost if diplomacy fails.

A distinguished panel of experts will explore topics related to conventional war, damage to nuclear power reactors, and escalation to nuclear weapons.

Speakers include Dr. Ira Helfand (IPPNW & ICAN), Barry S. Levy, M.D., M.P.H. (Tufts University School of Medicine), and Linda Pentz Gunter (Beyond Nuclear), with facilitation by Dr. Olga Mironova (IPPNW Russia).

Register here.

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