About us

The International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations (IFHHRO) stimulates international cooperation between health and human rights organisations worldwide. The Federation currently consists of 31 member and observer organisations from various countries and is supported by numerous individuals. Our institutional members are associations of health professionals interested in human rights work, human rights groups which address health-related rights violations or organisations that have been created to mobilise health professionals for human rights protection. Since 2010, 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

  • Adolescents' access to sexual and reproductive health and rights

    mum babyA new publication of the Centre for Reproductive Rights analyses young people's access to sexual and reproductive health from a human rights perspective. It concludes that significant gaps remain in adolescents' knowledge about their sexual and reproductive health and rights and ability to access essential sexual and reproductive health services.

     
  • Brazil: Gaps in response to Zika virus outbreak

    mum babyIn a recent Human Rights Watch report, the organization states that Brazil has not addressed longstanding human rights problems that allowed the Zika virus outbreak to escalate. As a result, the Zika threat in Brazil remains, even though the government declared an end to the national public health emergency related to the Zika virus in May 2017.