International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations (IFHHRO)

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History

1989, by Johannes Wier Foundation for Health and Human Rights, Netherlands (JWS) and Physicians for Human Rights, USA (PHR-USA). Transformed into a federation in 1996.

Aims

Promote international cooperation for protection and promotion of health-related human rights; promote monitoring the right to health by mobilizing expertise and involvement of health professionals worldwide, both using rights-based strategies and responding to violations.

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Activities

Organizes: Annual Conference; Regional Trainings on Realizing the Right to Health. Provides expertise in: right to health; patient's rights; health and human rights under political violence; human rights and forensic medicine; hunger strikes. Provides solidarity and information exchange between organizations, individuals and professional associations working on issues related to health and human rights; education and networking activities; mobilizes medical expertise in investigation of human rights violations and supports protection of health workers seeking promotion of human rights; helps with the dilemma that medical professionals face when their professional and legal obligations are in conflict; motivates medical associations domestically and abroad to take an active interest in human rights and to develop health and human rights education for health professionals.

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Publications

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Members

Members in 14 countries
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Subjects *

  • Health Care
    • Health
  • Peace
    • Rights

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

D9166

Last News Received

2015
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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