International Programme on the Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident (IPHECA)

Programme international sur les effets sanitaires de l'accident de Tchernobyl

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1991, as WHO International Programme on Chernobyl, within the framework of World Health Organization (WHO), in response to the WHO resolution on the mitigation of health effects of the Chernobyl (USSR) nuclear power plant accident on 26 Apr 1986. Also referred to as WHO International Programme on the Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident.


Alleviate the health consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear accident; perform an investigative function, aiming to gather and consolidate data that can advance knowledge in the field of radiation epidemiology and facilitate the medical response to disasters.

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Projects (3): Accident Recovery Workers; International Thyroid; Dose Reconstruction. The Programme is operational in all three states - Belarus, Russia and Ukraine - that took the brunt of the Chernobyl fall-out.


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Subjects *

  • Fundamental Sciences
    • Radiation
  • Medicine
    • Medicine
  • Societal Problems
    • Accidents
    • Emergencies
    • Epidemics
  • Health Care
    • Health

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 13: Climate Action



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1. Jun 2001
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