Read about our mission and values
Health for all…
FESTMIH connects national societies and other organisations and platforms active in the domain of topical medicine global health. We were founded in 1995 during the first European Congress on Tropical Medicine and International Health in Hamburg.
Twenty seven years later, we are proud to have established a network of European societies and platforms in the domain of global health and tropical medicine. The Federation welcomes new societies or organisations to our network to jointly work on achieving our mission.
Learn more about what we do and meet our members.
This year we welcomed the Irish Forum for Global health as our fifteenth member. The steady growth of the network ensures continuity of our work, and opens new possibilities for joint action in research and development, dissemination of knowledge, advocacy and exchange of experiences in the field of global health and tropical medicine.
Membership is open to national societies or platforms / forums of professionals with an interest in tropical medicine and global health.
This is what we do
- Organisation of European Congresses – since 1995 we co-organised 10 ECTMIHs throughout Europe
- Publication of the Journal Tropical Medicine and International
- Establish partnerships with likeminded organisations
- Liaise with European Schools of global health and tropical medicine
- Establish new memberships
- Support research and development in the interest of global health and tropical medicine
- Joint advocacy in the pursuit of universal access to health and equity in health
If you wish more information about our work or how to become a member you can contact our secretariat.
Our member societies
- Austria: Austrian Society of Tropical Medicine, Parasitology and Migration Medicine
- Belgium: Belgian Platform for International Health
- Czech Republic: Society of Tropical and Travel Medicine
- Finland: Finnish Society for International Health
- France: Société de Pathologie Exotique
- Germany: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Tropenmedizin und Internationale Gesundheit
- Ireland: Irish Forum for Global Health
- Italy: Italian Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health
- Netherlands: Netherlands Society for Tropical Tropical Medicine and International Health
- Norway: Norwegian Forum for Global Health Research
- Portugal: Association for the Development of Tropical Medicine
- Spain: Spanish Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health
- Sweden: Swedish Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health
- Switzerland: Swiss Society of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology
- United Kingdom: Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health
We envision a world of equity in health for all, a goal for which FESTMIH invests in supporting a community of practice in global health and tropical medicine.
Our mission is to improve the health status of people worldwide through establishing partnerships and mobilising professionals in global health and tropical medicine in Europe and beyond, and by promoting and disseminating research in global health and tropical medicine.
Universal access: we support universal access to health and equity in health
Inclusiveness: we embrace diversity and strive for inclusiveness
Global health and tropical medicine: we are a professional organisation building on the interdisciplinary expertise of our member societies
Diversity: we emphasize the value and importance of cultural diversity and human rights in achieving better health for all
Collaboration: we promote European and global collaboration and networking in global health and tropical medicine
Research and development: we believe in the crucial role of research and development, with emphasis on low resource settings / low- and middle-income countries, in achieving better health for all
Meet our networkAll member societies are represented on the FESTMIH General Assembly. Meet the delegates, and find out more on the mission and activities of the national societies.
José Muñoz, Observer / Technical Advisor to the Board
Esther Jurgens, FESTMIH Coordinator