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

  • Human rights law and access to abortion

    legalThe recently published Human Rights Watch Q&A on Human Rights Law and Access to Abortion discusses abortion as a human rights issue and the health consequences of unsafe abortions. It also shows that restrictive abortion policies do not reduce the rate of unsafe abortions, and highlights the positions of UN experts and agencies on the criminalization of abortion.

     
  • Intellectual property rights and access to medicines

    arrestLast week, on 17 July, the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines took place at the UN headquarters in New York. Sub-titled "Advancing Health-Related SDGs through Policy Coherence", the panel came together during the UN High Political Forum on Sustainable Development. William New of the news service Intellectual Property Watch wrote a short report of this event.