IRRC No. 192

New Structure for ICRC Medical Division

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The ICRC has reorganized its Medical Division.Under the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. R. Käser, medical function is increasingly prominent in the work of the International Committee. The Chief Medical Officer has, first of all, to examine all problems of a medical and paramedical nature and to deal with them in the light of ICRC's thought and of its humanitarian mandate, to follow and to promote the development of humanitarian law and its dissemination in the field of health services, then to take all practical measures required by the medical aspects of the ICRC's traditional duties of protection and assistance.

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