Following discussions with the RACS Trauma and Global Health Committees, RACS, in conjunction with ANZCA, ASA, RANZCOG, RANZCO and RACP issued a joint letter to the Chief Medical Officer of the Australian Government expressing support for the WHO global plan of action on interpersonal violence.

A Resolution on interpersonal violence will be considered at the 69th World Health Assembly in May 2016.

The Colleges support the WHO global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system in addressing violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children. The Colleges support all evidence-based initiatives that assist in the prevention of trauma and the reduction of the devastating effects of injury.

Read the proposed Resolution on the WHO website.

View the Colleges' joint letter to the CMO, Australian Government.