The International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations stimulates international cooperation between health and human rights organisations worldwide. The Federation currently consists of 31 member and observer organisations from various countries.

Institutional members are associations of health professionals interested in human rights work, human rights groups which address health-related violations of human rights or organisations that have been created to mobilise health professionals for the protection of human rights. Since 2010, IFHHRO membership is also open to individuals.

IFHHRO promotes the monitoring of health-related human rights, including the Right to Health. We focus on the important role of health professionals in this regard.

We believe that there lies a huge potential in the health profession that could be mobilised for the promotion and protection of human rights, by applying medical expertise. To increase the involvement of doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health workers, we stimulate international cooperation between health and human rights organisations in various countries.



Latest News

  • Medical organizations protest against trial Turkish Medical Assocation

    arrestNine leading medical organizations including the Word Medical Assocation and IFHHRO have asked for the dismissal of a lawsuit against the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) for running healthcare services illegally during the May 2013 demonstrations in Istanbul.

  • Ebola and human rights

    careIFHHRO member Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) issued a statement last week about the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa. They said that an urgent response to the Ebola outbreak is not just an option, but a legal obligation, and outlined immediate actions states must take, including assuring safe conditions for health workers and using appropriate containment strategies.