Sharing knowhow and joining forces towards Health for All

Wemos Foundation

Wemos Foundation

Wemos envisages a world in which every person can realize his or her right to the highest attainable standard of health. Millions of people in developing countries are trapped in the vicious circle of poverty and ill health. Wemos wants to break this and structurally improve the health situation in developing countries. Wemos distinguishes the following three strategies:

  • Advocacy: Wemos promotes policies that support national health systems contributing to the structural improvement of people’s health. 
  • Cooperation with organizations in developing countries: Wemos works together with civil society organizations in Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, India, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia. 
  • Communications and campaigning: Wemos mobilizes the support of health workers and (medical) students in the Netherlands by organizing campaigns and other awareness raising activities.
News
human resources

Access to health: a shared responsibility

"On 14-15 December 2016 a High-Level Ministerial Meeting on Health Employment and Economic Growth: From Recommendations to Action took place in Geneva. Linda Mans, global health advocate at ... »Read more | »Show all (5)

Campaign/Advocacy
global health policy

Health Unlimited

'Health Unlimited' is the initiative to make Dutch health care more sustainable, for our own sake and for the sake of people in far-off countries. The 'Health Unlimited' initiative was developed ... »Read more | »Show all (6)

Conference Report
research

An Ideal Match?! Connecting NGOs and Academia in Research for Global Health

Amsterdam, 14 September 2011. The symposium co-organized by the MMI Network members Cordaid and Wemos together with various partners brought together health and action-oriented NGOs and ... »Read more | »Show all (3)

Event
human resources

Ensure Health Workers for All

Geneva, 20 May 2018, 13.00-14.30 hrs. Civil society plays a key role in pushing for effective policies and holding governments and the private sector accountable on human resources for health. ... »Read more | »Show all (2)

Project
global health policy

Wemos: Our work from a bird’s-eye view

"In this 1,5-minutes film we explain what Wemos does to achieve a healthier world in which everyone has access to health care." (2018) ... »Read more

Article
governance, leadership, accountability

Mind the funding gap: who is paying the health workers? Achieving an adequate, fair funding level for a strong health workforce in Malawi

Wemos, November 2018. "With great pleasure we hereby share the country report on funding for health workers in Malawi, by Wemos and AMAMI (Association of Malawian Midwifes): “Mind the funding ... »Read more | »Show all (27)

Reporting

Wemos in 2017: An overview of our activities

"Wemos was founded almost 40 years ago by Dutch medical students who were convinced that medical interventions in low- and middle-income countries can only be effective if structural causes are ... »Read more | »Show all (8)

Resource/Tool
equal access

Wemos Resources

"Welcome to the knowledge platform of Wemos, a resource bank about global health issues. Our three main topics are: human resources for health, financing for health, and medicines." Wemos ... »Read more

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