WHO WE ARE

We advocate the right to health for all; access to health services and protection against threats to health

We were founded 40 years ago by a group of Dutch medical students who believed that medical interventions in low- and middle-income countries (LIMCs) can be effective only if the underlying causes of health problems are addressed. Since then, we have acquired an international reputation for our rights-based and systemic approach to health. We target policy-makers and politicians, but also reach out to the public at large.

 

We believe in using our knowledge base to build bridges, raise awareness of urgent health issues among policy-makers both in the Netherlands and abroad, and strengthen the voices of partner organisations and those without easy access to healthcare.