Health Action International HAI
HAI works to increase access and improve the rational use of essential medicines. HAI is working towards a world where all people, especially the poor and disadvantaged are able to exercise their human right to health, which requires equitable access to affordable quality health care and essential medicines. HAI and its global partners recognize that poverty and social injustice are the greatest barriers to health and sustainable development. Partners are working for just societies where people can participate equitably in all decision making that affects their health and well being, including the allocation of resources. HAI’s strength is to enable consumers, health care providers, public interest NGOs and policy makers to collaborate based on mutual interests and common positions to advocate for policy changes and improved health for all. Partners work together to respond rapidly to priority issues by sharing information and expertise. Collaboration creates a broad base of support and ensures that the concerns of diverse communities are communicated at local, regional and international levels.
Medicus Mundi International Network MMI
We fight global poverty by promoting health. Within the Medicus Mundi International Network, we share our know-how and our commitment for accessible, equitable and sustainable health care.
People's Health Movement PHM
In the beginning, there were thousands of people across the world working very hard in big and little ways to promote the dream of a world where a healthy life is a reality for all. In the optimistic, joyous, compassionate 1970’s it seemed that this would be possible. And was not the Alma Ata Declaration signed by 134 governments in 1978? Did not the declaration promise Health For All by 2000? When the millennium edged closer and equitable health policy was still nowhere the optimists did not give up. They knew that the Third World had been plunged into debt and health care was in danger of complete privatization. To remind the world of the commitment made in more hopeful times the optimists came together in solidarity.
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC
SDC considers Health an important determinant of social and economic development. Health is therefore understood as an essential component of the overall aim to increase social justice. SDC aims to improve the health of the poor and most vulnerable populations through reducing inequities and promoting sustainable development. SDC is a strong and important partner of the MMS network.
World Health Organization WHO
The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.