European Family Physicians appeal to STOP WAR

War violates human rights.
War leads to oppression.
War is an avoidable cause of lifelong suffering and disease.
As family physicians, we take care of our patients during their entire life cycle.
In our daily work, we are all aware of how extreme life events may harm human beings.
Without fundamental human rights, health and quality of life is not possible to achieve.
We see health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”, and as a fundamental human right.

We wish to express our solidarity with the Ukrainian people and all human beings who suffer from this war. We wish to express our solidarity with the Ukrainian family physicians.

We wish to make a solid appeal to Russia to STOP this war and return to diplomatic negotiations.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Shlomo Vinker
WONCA Europe President

Prof. Dr. Eva Hummers
WONCA Europe Honorary Secretary

Dr. Andree Rochfort
EQUIP President

Prof. Dr. Carlos Martins
EUROPREV President

Prof. Dr. Nele Michels
EURACT President

Prof. Dr. Davorina Petek
EGPRN President

Dr. Oleg Kravtchenko
EURIPA President