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.

Have a look at our Year Overview 2020 (please click on the image below; the year overview will open in a new browser). Visit this page to read our previous year overviews.