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

European Call to Action: A health worker for everyone, everywhere!

The world is 7.2 million health workers short. This seriously threatens the health of people worldwide. Especially middle and low income countries are severely affected. The partners in the ... »Read more | »Show all (5)

Campaign/Advocacy
equal access

European "Health Workers for all" project (2013-15): Country and joint activities and results

"The project ‘Health Workers for All and All for Health Workers’ (HW4All) wanted to increase the coherence between development cooperation policies and domestic health policies and practices of ... »Read more | »Show all (6)

Conference Report
research

Health Systems Research and NGOs: building up mutually beneficial partnerships

Antwerp, 11 November 2010. At this workshop, NGOs working in the field of international health cooperation and research institutions discussed past and ongoing cases of research partnerships, ... »Read more | »Show all (5)

Event
global health policy

Conflict of interest in multilateral negitiations on nutrition, health, trade

Workshop in Geneva, 28 October 2014. With the Non-State Actors paradigm, recent intergovernmental negotiations taking place in the UN agencies have brought about a new version of the ... »Read more

Project
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Health Systems Advocacy Partnership stands for mutual learning

"The Health Systems Advocacy Partnership was launched in Uganda during the project kickoff session in Kampala on 18 March 2016. The strategic partnership consists of Amref Flying Doctors, ... »Read more | »Show all (2)

Article
equal access

The global challenge of health workforce

Worldwide, there is a shortage of skilled health workers. Wemos advocated for health workforce worldwide within the EU-funded project Health Workers for All. In 2015, we succeeded in ... »Read more | »Show all (12)

Reporting

Annual Report 2014 of Wemos

  The Annual Report 2014 of Wemos is available in Dutch only (PDF). ... »Read more | »Show all (5)

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