Regional Focal Points

In order to strengthen our regional ties, IFHHRO is represented by Regional Focal Points (RFPs) in four regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caucasus/Central Asia.

Among others, the aims of the RFPs are:

  • Disseminating information on promoting health-related human rights in the region and enabling health professionals in monitoring the right to health.
  • Facilitating cooperation and exchange of expertise, experience, ideas on health & human rights issues, between health professionals in the region.
  • Providing IFHHRO and its members with relevant information on health & human rights issues from the region.

The RFPs are hosted by IFHHRO member organisations:

  • Africa: AGHA - Kampala, Uganda
  • Asia: CEHAT - Mumbai, India
  • Caucasus & Central Asia: GIP - Tblisi, Georgia
  • Latin America: Edhucasalud - Lima, Peru

For more information and contacts, see the pages of the Regional Focal Points:

Regional Focal Point Africa

Regional Focal Point Asia

Regional Focal Point Caucasus & Central Asia

Regional Focal Point Latin America

 

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