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The World Medical Association (WMA), an international organization of physicians, was formally established on September 17, 1947, pursuant to the resolutions of the First General Assembly of WMA held in Paris, France.[http://www.wma.net/e/members/list.htm] In 2007, the WMA had a membership of 84 national medical associations and represents some 9 million physicians. http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/910537.html
Mission The goal of the World Medical Association is to serve humanity by endeavoring to achieve the highest international standards in medical education, science, ethics, and health care for all peoples of the world.
Presidency Dr Jon Snaedal, an Icelandic geriatrician, was installed as President of the WMA for the years 2007-2008.
Yoram Blachar, an Israeli physician, was elected president of the World Health Associationfor the years 2008-2009. Blachar, 67, has been the chairman of the Israel Medical Association since 1995. Blachar said he would work to bring in African and Arab countries that were not yet members of the organization. http://www.wma.net/e/press/2007_11.htm
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