International Day of " Physicians for Peace"

This is the international day, which was proposed by the organization "Doctors of the World for the prevention of nuclear threat. " It is celebrated on the anniversary of the day the bombing of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima (Hiroshima) on August 6 in 1945.

This day in some ways and serves as a symbolic reminder of this human tragedy, the role of physicians in the struggle for peace and to prevent war in general. The organization celebrates this day our daily work.

For more than 60 years, every year on August 6 at 8:00 am 15 minutes of the Japanese city of Hiroshima dies — a moment of silence. Hands clasped to his chest and bowed head, the elderly and the young Japanese, mothers and children, teachers and officials — all these moments thinking about that terrible day August 6, 1945, when the peaceful city atomic bomb was dropped.

Hiroshima after the atomic bombardirovkiOrganizatsiya "Doctors of the World Against Nuclear Threat "originated in 1980 in France as a result of separation from the other well-known international organization" Doctors without Borders ". Since then, large branch "Doctors of the World" appeared in twelve countries, including the USA, Sweden and the Netherlands.