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

  • Rights-related policies adopted at the latest World Medical Association General Assembly

    conferenceDelegates from more than 50 national medical associations attended the annual General Assembly of the World Medical Association (WMA) in Chicago from 11 to 14 October. Some of the rights-related issues discussed were hunger strikes, armed conflict, access to health care, child abuse, and fair medical trade.

     
  • Complicity of doctors in forced anal examinations

    complicityDoctors, medical professionals, and national medical associations should heed the World Medical Association's October 2017 resolution to end forced anal examinations on people accused of homosexual conduct, Human Rights Watch states. The General Assembly of the World Medical Association (WMA) condemned the use of forced anal examinations to seek evidence of consensual homosexual conduct.