International Association of Rural Health and Medicine(IARM)
Prof. Hans-Joachim Hannich
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History  12 July 1961, Tours (France), at 1st International Congress of Rural Medicine, as International Association of Agricultural Medicine . Subsequently changed title to International Association of Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health (IAAMRH) -- Association internationale de médecine agricole et de santé rurale , 1978. Current title adopted, 13 Oct 2009, when association was revived with relocation of Secretariat to Japan. Original statutes legally approved 23 June 1962.

Aims  Support the WHO goal of "Health for All in the 21st Century"; help improve the status of health of rural communities and protect the health of agricultural workers; help member organizations adopt a scientific approach in the field of agricultural medicine and rural health and assist in its practical application; establish effective collaboration with other branches of medicine, health, agricultural, environmental and other related sciences; study the effects of social, physical and environmental conditions on human health.

Structure  General Assembly (every 3 years at Congress); Executive Board; Presidency; Regional Chapters (4); Specialized commissions.

Languages  English.

Finance  Members' dues.

Consultative Status  ILO.

IGO Relations  Cooperates with a number of United Nations organizations, including:
-- FAO; -- UNESCO; -- WH

NGO Relations  Links with:
-- International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering ;
-- International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) .