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Professional Organizations

 

World Health Organization

https://www.who.int

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO’s main objective is  "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health." It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with six semi-autonomous regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

United Nations

https://www.un.org/

​The United Nations is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations.

World Health Professions Alliance

https://www.whpa.org/

​The WHPA brings together the global organizations representing the world’s dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and physicians and speaks for more than 31 million health care professionals in more than 130 countries. The WHPA works to improve global health and the quality of patient care and facilitates collaboration among the health professions and major stakeholders.

World Medical Association

https://www.wma.net/

​The World Medical Association (WMA) is an international organization representing physicians. It was founded on 17 September 1947, when physicians from 27 different countries met at the First General Assembly of the WMA in Paris. The organization was created to ensure the independence of physicians, and to work for the highest possible standards of ethical behavior and care by physicians, at all times. 

Doctors Without Boarders

https://www.msf.org/

We provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Our teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - most of them hired locally. Our actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality.​

 

International Council of Nurses

https://www.icn.ch/

Founded in 1899, ICN is the world’s first and widest reaching international organization for health professionals. Operated by nurses and leading nurses internationally, ICN works to ensure quality nursing care for all, sound health policies globally, the advancement of nursing knowledge, and the presence worldwide of a respected nursing profession and a competent and satisfied nursing workforce.

International Hospital Federation

https://www.ihf-fih.org/

The International Hospital Federation (IHF) is an international not for profit, non-governmental membership organization.

Our members are worldwide hospitals and healthcare organizations having a distinct relationship with the provision of healthcare. We provide them with a platform for the exchange of knowledge and strategic experience as well as opportunities for international collaborations with different actors in the health sector.

International Pharmaceutical Federation

https://www.fip.org/

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) is the global body representing pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences and pharmaceutical education. Through our 151 national organizations, academic institutional members and individual members, we represent over four million pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists and pharmaceutical educators around the world.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

https://www.ahrq.gov/

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is the lead Federal agency charged with improving the safety and quality of America's health care system. AHRQ develops the knowledge, tools, and data needed to improve the health care system and help Americans, health care professionals, and policymakers make informed health decisions.

NCD Alliance

https://ncdalliance.org/

The mission of the  Noncommunicable Diseases Alliance is to unite and strengthen civil society to stimulate collaborative advocacy, action and accountability for NCD prevention and control.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

https://www.gatesfoundation.org/

 

Federal Drug Administration

https://www.fda.gov/

FDA is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services.

Effective March 31, 2019, FDA began operational implementation of an agency reorganization. FDA’s reorganization reflects the agency’s commitment to modernizing its structure to advance its mission to protect and promote public health, and to meet the challenges of rapid innovation across the industries regulated by FDA. The FDA’s reorganization will realign several entities across the agency to promote strategic priorities, and will elevate the role of the centers, offices and field forces.

European Medical Association

https://emanet.org/

The World Organization of Family Doctors is a global not-for-profit professional organization representing family physicians and general practitioners from all regions of the world.

Center for Disease Control

https://www.cdc.gov/

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

National Institute of Health

https://www.nih.gov/

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

The Global Fund

https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/

Accelerating the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics

The Global Fund partnership mobilizes and invests more than US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in more than 100 countries.

Global Alliance For Improved Nutrition

https://www.gainhealth.org

GAIN is driven by a vision of a world without malnutrition, in which all people have access to and consume nutritious and safe food.

GAIN’s mission is to advance nutrition outcomes by improving the consumption of nutritious and safe food for all people, especially the most vulnerable to malnutrition.

International Medical Corps

https://internationalmedicalcorps.org

International Medical Corps is working to relieve the suffering of those affected by war, natural disaster and disease. We deliver vital healthcare services that focus on training and help devastated populations return to self-reliance.

International Red Cross

https://www.icrc.org/en

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international humanitarian movement with approximately 97 million volunteers, members and staff worldwide which was founded to protect human life and health, to ensure respect for all human beings, and to prevent and alleviate human suffering.

FHI 360

https://www.fhi360.org/

FHI 360 is an international nonprofit working to improve the health and well-being of people in the United States and around the world.

Global Health Council

https://globalhealth.org/

GHC is the leading membership organization supporting and connecting advocates, implementers and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide.

Health Rights

https://healthright.org

Health Right leverages global resources to address local health challenges and create sustainable solutions.

International Diabetes Federation

https://www.idf.org/

The International Diabetes Federation is an umbrella organization of over 230 national diabetes associations in more than 160 countries and territories. It represents the interests of the growing number of people with diabetes and those at risk.

 
International Society for Infectious Diseases

https://www.isid.org/

The International Society for Infectious Diseases, established in 1986, is a non-profit organization that works to control infectious disease outbreaks and improve the care of patients afflicted with these conditions. 

Patients Organizations

European Patients’ Forum

https://www.eu-patient.eu/

 

The European Patients’ Forum (EPF) is an umbrella organization that works with patients’ groups in public health and health advocacy across Europe. Our members represent specific chronic disease groups at EU level or are national coalitions of patients.

Alzheimer's Disease International

https://www.alz.co.uk/

Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) DI is the international federation of Alzheimer associations around the world, in official relations with the World Health Organization. Each member is the Alzheimer association in their country who support people with dementia and their families. ADI's vision is prevention, care and inclusion today, and cure tomorrow.

World Heart Federation

https://www.world-heart-federation.org/

The World Heart Federation is the principal representative body for the global cardiovascular community, representing more than 200 heart foundations, scientific societies, civil society and patient organizations from over 100 countries.The World Heart Federation believes in a world where heart health for everyone is a fundamental human right and a crucial element of global health justice.

International Alliance of Dermatology Patient Organizations

https://globalskin.org/

GlobalSkin is a truly global alliance of patient organizations that serve people living with dermatological conditions or skin traumas. We represent over 35 countries and more than 36 disease areas worldwide – and growing.

World Federation of Hemophilia

https://www.wfh.org/en/home

For over 50 years, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) has worked globally to achieve Treatment for All people for both men and women with hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders, no matter where they live in the world.

The EFH believes that where you live should not determine your access to care and treatment for an inherited bleeding disorder.

Global Colon Cancer Association

https://www.gicancersalliance.org

The Global Colon Cancer Association takes action on a wide range of issues that affect colorectal cancer and general healthcare communities. We work with our members and in collaboration with partners and stakeholders that share our commitment to patient-centered healthcare.

American Chronic Pain Association 

https://wwwtheacpa.org

The American Chronic Pain Association  has been helping people live fuller lives in spite of their pain for 39 years.  Our goal is to provide them with the tools they need, in addition to what their health care provider offers, so that they can improve their skills in the self-management of their chronic pain.  We focus on helping the person with pain become an active partner on the health care team.

Alzheimer Pakistan

http://alz.org.pk/

Alzheimer’s Pakistan is the National Organization of Alzheimer’s and related dementias. The main objective of this Non-Government Community Organization is to work towards the welfare of people with dementia and their care givers.

ESPERANTRA

www.esperantra.org/

ESPERANTRA is a non-profit organization created for the purpose of contributing to the reduction of cancer mortality in Peru, improving the quality of life of cancer patients, and advocating for equality in access to quality treatments and to innovative care.. Until 2005, there was no organization in Peru to catalyse and represent the needs of cancer patients

Community Health And Information Network – CHAIN

www.chainproject.co.ug

Community Health and Information Network (CHAIN) is a not for profit Civil Society Organization set up in 2004 in Uganda.CHAIN promotes the empowerment of people living with and affected by HIV&AIDS, tuberculosis (TB), malaria and non-communicable diseases (NCDs).CHAIN offers capacity building to community based organizations, supports orphans & vulnerable children (OVC) and their householdsyouth, women, most at risk populations and other vulnerable people in the community.

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