Professor Sir Michael Marmot made President-Elect of World Medical Association
22 October 2014
Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Institute of Health Equity) has recently (11 October) been made President-Elect of the World Medical Association.
In his Presidential address to the World Medical Assembly, Professor Marmot said: "No one cares as much about health as we do in the medical and health professions. Of course, the WMA represents the interests of doctors and must continue to do that. But we also represent the interest of our patients and the populations that we serve.
"Not only should the medical voice be heard in policies that span the social sectors, but social determinants of health should be much more a focus for doctors. There is much that we can do towards improving health and promoting health equity. It is a highly ethical concern."
Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost), commented: "This is very well deserved and I am delighted that Professor Marmot's achievements continue to be recognised at the very highest level."
- Professor Sir Michael Marmot's IRIS profile
- UCL Institute of Health Equity
- Full acceptance speech (PDF)
- Professor Sir Michael Marmot