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

  • Health Professionals’ Pledge Against Torture

    complicityIFHHRO strongly supports Physicians for Human Rights' (PHR) new "Health Professionals’ Pledge Against Torture," following political discussion in the US regarding a potential return to waterboarding. 

     
  • Turkey: The case of dr. Serdar Küni

    arrestIFHHRO, along with a coalition of other organizations led by Physicians for Human Rights, has sent a letter to the Regional High Court in Gaziantep (Turkey) and the Turkish Ministry of Justice. The letter calls on the Court to uphold its fair trial obligations under international law in their appeal of a lower court's conviction of Dr. Serdar Küni. The conviction, dated April 24th, 2017, was based on arbitrary charges (providing medical treatment to Kurdish fighters) based on an anonymous testimony and signed statements obtained under torture.