Mission & Vision

The International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations (IFHHRO) promotes the protection and fulfillment of health-related human rights, including the right to health. IFHHRO focuses on the important role of health professionals in this regard. IFHHRO believes 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, IFHHRO stimulates international cooperation between health and human rights organizations in various countries.

Our institutional members are doctors' associations interested in human rights work, human rights groups paying attention to health-related rights violations, or organizations that have been especially created to mobilize health professionals for human rights protection.

Our mission is to mobilise health workers for the worldwide progressive realisation of health-related human rights.

Our vision: we strive for the full enjoyment of health-related human rights by everyone.

Latest News

  • Voices in the Field: new interview series

    ifhhroVoices in the Field is a new multimedia interview series that shares the stories of experienced professionals in the field of health and highlights the role of human rights in their careers. Voices in the Field, a project of Global Health Law Groningen (The Netherlands) and IFHHRO, aims to capture the accounts of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including professors, lawyers, doctors, nurses, researchers and policymakers.

     
  • Turkey: Medical doctors on trial

    arrestThe third hearing in the trial of Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı (the President of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey - HRFT) and two journalists on charges of aiding terrorism was held today (March 21, 2017) at the 13th Çağlayan Heavy Penal Court in Istanbul. Along with Dr. Fincancı, the journalists Erol Önderoğlu (Reporters without Borders Turkey Representative) and Ahmet Nesin (a journalist/writer) had been arrested on June 20, 2016 for defending freedom of the press, and were released ten days later.