Network

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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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.