Physicians for Social Responsibility Finland

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PSR’s mission is to raise awareness in the medical community on global ethical and social matters, and to promote safe livelihoods, equality and peace. The organization is non-partisan and independent of companies and any commercial entities that could endanger the professional integrity of physicians. PSR does not accept financial support from the medical or pharmaceutical industries. PSR is an affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and a part of Health Action International (HAI). The central work of PSR consists of: development cooperation, peace promotion, and social responsibility in healthcare.

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Tuberculosis programme in Somalia
We provide tuberculosis diagnostics and care, and HIV testing in Hargeisa and Mogadishu. In Hargeisa we also run a national reference laboratory, which provides quality-assurance and training for peripheral laboratories in Somaliland and.
Health care for undocumented migrants in Helsinki
Our coordinator helps the clinic for undocumented migrants to function. The clinic is based on voluntary work of physicians, nurses, psychologists and other health professionals. We also provide information about health care and legal issues to undocumented migrants in Helsinki and elsewhere.
Mental health project in Somalia
We support the local government in Somalia, in the Somaliland region, to provide community mental health services, raise awareness on mental health to reduce stigma and to coordinate mental health service provision.
Peace work - against nuclear weapons
PSR is a part of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded organization International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). PSR Chair Kati Juva is IPPNW’s International Councilor. PSR is also a member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The mission of this long-term work is the abolishment of all nuclear weapons. We advocate for Finland to become more active in promoting an international agreement banning nuclear weapons. PSR delegations regularly meet representatives of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland to discuss disarmament issues. PSR’s peace work also addresses armed violence that undermines health and security. We participate in international campaigns and congresses to prevent small arms violence. PSR has published several books on nuclear weapons, small arms and disarmament.

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