MAPW urges students to consider health costs of war

CAIRNS, WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER: MAPW's Dr Jenny Grounds was the keynote speaker at the final plenary of this year's Global Health Conference, attended by 500 medical students from around Australia.

Nuclear famine: a billion lives at risk: IPPNW report, 2012.

A report on the probable climatic impact of a limited nuclear war, for example between India and Pakistan, its effects on world food production, and subsequent health impacts.

Chidren and conflict

UNDIR (United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research) publication on the use of children in conflict and an overview of the current legal frameworks which seek to protect them.

Dr Margaret Beavis

Position within MAPW: 
Contact: or via MAPW office, 03 9023 1958 or 0431 475 465

Professional Qualifications: 
Current field of medicine: 

General Practice

Special areas of interest: 
Nuclear weapons, nuclear industry, environment, human costs of war

Dr Beavis is committed to the abolition of nuclear weapons, and the end of the hazardous nuclear industy. Her concerns for the human costs of war have led her to work as a volunteer GP with Melbourne's Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. She also has a particular interest in health and the environment, both on a global scale, and in her local community.

The Causes and Costs of War: MAPW Address, Easter 2011

Address to the Unitarian Peace Memorial Church, Easter Sunday, 24 April 2011, the day before Anzac Day. Dr Jenny Grounds, Vice President, Medical Association for Prevention of War, speaks about the human, environmental and financial costs of war, and how war should be commemorated.

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Vision 2030 : an alternative approach to Australian security. MAPW 2010

Vision 2030: An Alternative Approach to Australian Security.Foreword by the Rt Hon Malcolm Fraser. MAPW 2010 publication which examines the 2009 defence white paper “Defending Australia in the Asia Pacific Century: Force 2030”, and calls for debate on Australia’s military expenditure and policies.