International Association of Catholic Health Care Institutions

Association internationale des institutions sanitaires catholiques (AISAC)
Associazione Internazionale delle Istituzioni Sanitarie Cattoliche (AISAC)

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24 Oct 1992, following 1st World Congress, 1 Nov 1985, and subsequent discussions. Prior to official foundation, also referred to as International Association of Catholic Health Care Institutions -- Confédération internationale catholique des institutions hospitalières (CICIH) -- Associazione Internazionale Ospedali Cattolici and as Federazione Internazionale Ospedali Cattolici (FIOC). Refounded 1999. Previously also referred to in English as International Federation of Catholic Hospitals.


Further the work of the Pontifical Council for Health Pastoral Care; assisting bishops and religious institutes in developing their approach to health issues of global concern; act as a network of national catholic health care associations and support organizations providing information and resources for the promotion and maintenance of catholic health and aged care services; serve as the official umbrella organization of all national Catholic health care associations and promote the creation of national associations; promote the Catholic identity in the management of Catholic health care institutions; provide a concrete realization of Catholic values in public policy, bioethics and the evolving health and aged care systems; promote new types of collaboration between religious and lay to ensure the future of Catholic health care institutes, ministries and services.

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Subjects *

  • Health Care
    • Care
  • Theology
    • Catholicism

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



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11. Aug 2009
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