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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
global health policy

Protect nutrition and health in trade agreements!

Geneva/Amsterdam, 29 September 2014. This week, a meeting took place in Geneva between Member States of the WHO and the FAO, about the intended outcomes of the International Conference ... »Read more | »Show all (5)

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

Article
global health policy

Nurses and doctors in a globalized context

"'Hanna Wafula lives in a small village in Zambia. She is 50 years old and lives with her husband and four grandchildren. Three of her six children have died: two when they were very young, and ... »Read more | »Show all (9)

Reporting

Annual Review 2013 of Wemos

The Annual Review 2012-13 of Wemos is is available in Dutch only. ... »Read more | »Show all (4)

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