IFHHRO | Medical Human Rights Network promotes health-related human rights, including the right to health. Our focus is on the important role of health professionals.

We believe that there lies a huge potential in the health professions that could be mobilized for the promotion and protection of human rights.

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IFHHRO’s online Human Rights for Health Workers training manual: training sessions in four languages


Steps for Change

How to use human rights to address problems in your own healthcare institution


Voices in the Field

Experienced professionals in the field of health on the role of human rights in their careers



Invitation IFHHRO meet-up, Thursday 17 January 2019

On 17 January 2019, we will organize a short meeting for people interested in further collaboration with IFHHRO | Medical Human Rights Network. We would like to invite you to brainstorm with us about our plans for the future and the way we could work together in realizing these.

The meet-up will take place from 8-10 pm in the city of Amersfoort. Please find the invitation below.

Download invitation meeting 17 January 2019 (PDF)


World AIDS Day 2018

Today, on World AIDS Day, we commemorate the progress made in the AIDS response in the past 30 years. According to UNAIDS, 75% of people living with HIV know their HIV status, and 59% (over 21 million people) have access to antiretroviral therapy. However, there are still many problems with the availability and affordability of HIV drugs.

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In Uganda for instance, there is a shortage in the supply of Septrin, one of the essential drugs for treatment of AIDS. Two people living with HIV and the Centre for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) have now sued the government for failing to supply public health centres with this important drug.

Read more about this case



UK: Access to healthcare for people seeking and refused asylum

Two recent reports published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission highlight the access to healthcare for people seeking and refused asylum in the UK. The research on which these reports are based was carried out by Imperial College London in collaboration with Doctors of the World UK.

These reports, titled The lived experiences of access to healthcare for people seeking and refused asylum, and Access to healthcare for people seeking and refused asylum in Great Britain: a review of evidence, will be of interest to people who play an important role in delivering healthcare and related support services to people seeking or refused asylum.

Access the reports here