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
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 (4)

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
equal access

Give people universal access to health services

Wemos, 12 December 2017. "Worldwide millions of people do not have access to quality health care when they need it, or end up with financial difficulties when they use it. This is why ... »Read more | »Show all (21)

Reporting

Annual Report 2016 of Wemos

"2016 was a special and dynamic year for Wemos . We said goodbye to our director: Anke Tijtsma decided to choose a new path and left Wemos as of September 1st to pursue a master’s ... »Read more | »Show all (7)

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