wemos team 2018

Wemos in 2017: Our annual overview

For nearly 40 years we have been committed to advocate the right to health for everyone worldwide. This did not change in 2017. We are proud to present our new annual overview of 2017.

We are fully dedicated to contributing to structural improvements in global health policy. We are therefore excited to share with you the results of our work in this new annual overview report.


2017 was nothing short of ‘new’. It was the year in which the Health Systems Advocacy Partnership entered its second year, and in which we strengthened our network with new partners in the African partner countries. We also welcomed our new director, started a new cycle of Global Health Café debates, and sparked  lively discussions in the Dutch House of Representatives and the European Parliament with our lobby efforts.


These are just a few examples of the work we did. A lot has happened also in communications and fundraising. In the overview you will find interviews with our staff members, who tell about their programmes and motivation to work with Wemos. ‘I feel grateful to take up the position of director and to work with a team of committed professionals advocating the right to health worldwide. It is with pride that I look back at my first year at Wemos,’ says Director Mariëlle Bemelmans.


Curious? Have a look at our annual overview 2017

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