World Medical Association resolution of protecting of healthcare in Israel and Gaza

Professors Steve Robson and Omar Khorshid were in Korea last week for the 226th World Medical Association Council session.

The World Medical Association’s (WMA) Council Resolution on the Protection of Healthcare in Israel and Gaza calls for a range of actions including a bilateral, negotiated and sustainable ceasefire to address the ongoing health and humanitarian crisis in Gaza.  

Attended by AMA President, Professor Steve Robson, and immediate past President, Professor Omar Khorshid, the AMA along with other National Medical Association members of the WMA voted last week to support the council resolution at the 226th WMA Council session in Seoul, Korea.  

The resolution is the latest in a series of actions undertaken by the WMA to raise awareness of the importance of medical neutrality in conflict zones and the protection of health care workers. As a member of the WMA, the AMA continues to support the WMA’s policy and advocacy response in relation to the conflict in Gaza. More information on AMA activities in relation to the conflict is available on our website. 

The AMA recognises the conflict and ensuing humanitarian crisis is causing great distress amongst healthcare workers in Australia and around the world. Australian doctors who are experiencing distress can contact Doctors4Doctors for support by visiting  

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