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IFHHRO has established a unique global network of committed health workers and provides a platform for discussion, exchange of expertise, support and inspiration.

Expertise and activism in the field of health and human rights is scattered all over the world. IFHHRO’s strategy is to strengthen human rights in the health sector by providing an international platform for discussion, for exchange of expertise and inspiration, and for linking with international institutions. We believe that health and human rights organisations in one country can be inspired by successful projects from organisations in another country. Individual health professionals can be protected and inspired by an international network of colleagues active in taking up human rights issues in health care. An international network can also be used to share expertise on rights-based health budgeting with health policy makers and National Medical Associations.

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  • 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.