The Network: Towards Unity for Health (The Network: TUFH)

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1979, Kingston (Jamaica), as Network of Community-Oriented Educational Institutions for Health Sciences -- Réseau des établissements de formation en sciences de la santé orientés vers les besoins de la communauté -- Red de Instituciones Educacionales en Ciencias de la Salud con Orientación Comunitaria. Subsequently changed title to The Network: Community Partnerships for Health through Innovative Education, Service and Research -- The Network: Associations de la communauté pour la santé par innovateurs l'éducation, le service et la recherche -- The Network: Sociedades de la Comunidad para la Salud con Innovadores la Educación, el Servicio y la Investigación, 1999. Took over activities of European Network for Development of Multiprofessional Education in Health Sciences (EMPE), 2001. Amalgamated with 'Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) Initiative' - a WHO programme, 2002, when current title was adopted.


Promote equity in health through community-oriented education, research and service.

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Events/meetings; training/education; research/documentation; guidance/assistance/consulting.


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World Health Organization (WHO) (Official Relations).

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Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 40 countries
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Subjects *

  • Health Care
    • Health
    • Health Workers
  • Vigilance
    • Unity

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being



Last News Received

25. Sep 2019
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