There are branches of MAPW in each Australian state and territory. Contact your Branch Coordinator to find out more, or visit your local branch by clicking below.
Are you currently studying medicine or another health-related discipline? Interested in meeting other students here and around the world who are interested in reducing the impact of conflict on human health? Want to advocate for a more peaceful, healthy planet?
If so, become a student member of MAPW!
We organise campaigns and peer education events to raise awareness about the impact of conflict on health, and the role students and health professionals can play to advocate for peace.
As a medical/nursing or allied health student your membership is FREE !
You add your voice and membership to a greater collective. Every new member gives us more lobbying power when approaching governments and other decision makers.
- Your contribution helps our organisation to continue promotion and advocacy through various materials, events and publications.
- You will be part of a global organisation, IPPNW, the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which has active student involvement and hosts regular international conferences
- This is also a great way to connect with doctors in your area in a setting outside the clinical environment.
For more information, email our student representatives on [email protected]
Talk to some of your friends and your Global Health Group about MAPW and ICAN. MAPW often contributes to students’ global health conferences. Come to a MAPW meeting at your local branch – we can help you get in contact with active doctors and other students.
Some ways to get involved in MAPW activities:
- Put up MAPW posters and distribute pamphlets in common areas.
- We encourage and suggest promotion during O-week at your university.
- Screen a short 1-2 minute videos at the start of a lecture to give classmates an idea of what we’re about (eg video at bottom right of web site, about MAPW founding ICAN).
- Host or help host larger events such as fundraising dinners with guest speakers, concerts, movie nights and exhibitions.
- Screen a longer DVD movie with a discussion at the end (maybe start with your GHG and then move onto your general medical student population).
Don’t forget our work is not just about nuclear weapons. MAPW works to reduce armed conflict generally and its impacts on people and the environment. IPPNW has a program to address the huge global program of small arms violence – download pdf here Aiming For Prevention.
Need more information?
Feel free to contact our current student representative at [email protected] , former (now graduated) Student Representative Michael Keem or our Executive Officer, Elise West at our head office for local contacts, advice or more materials to use.