Tilman Ruff

Tilman Ruff
  • Founding Chair (ICAN); Co-President (IPPNW)
  • Company: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Tilman Ruff is a public health and infectious diseases physician, with particular interests in immunisation, travel medicine, the public health dimensions of nuclear technology, and the urgent public health imperative to abolish nuclear weapons. Prof. Ruff is a Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, an organisation which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. He was also the founding Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017, and remains a member of ICAN’s Australia Committee and its International Steering Group.

Earlier this year, Prof Ruff was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia “for service to the promotion of peace as an advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and to public health through the promotion of immunisation programs in the South-East Asia – Pacific region”.


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