Who we are


Doctors of the World is an independent and international solidarity association that promotes, through voluntary commitment, human development by safeguarding the fundamental right to health and decent life for all people.

According to the purposes set out in our Articles of Association, Doctors of the World, in the current global context, claims that the goals, objectives and actions laid down in this document contribute, through attention, testimony and denunciation, to the fulfillment of the right to health for all people in poverty, gender inequality and social exclusion or for those who are victims of humanitarian crises. It also claims to drive changes, through voluntary commitment and together with other social movements, in the value system and economic and trade relations, which determine the lack of equity and the structural failure of access to goods and healthcare, for the maintenance of life in dignity for the majority of people inhabiting the planet.

Vision and Values

Doctors of the World seeks a world in which the universality of human rights is real and effective for all people.

As a humanitarian and health organization, these are the main values ​​that identify us:

  1. We consider health to be a universal human right.
  2. We denounce inequities, injustices, abuses and the situations that lead to them.
  3. We work for equity.
  4. We are an independent and critical association.
  5. We are transparent and accountable.
  6. We believe in equal relationships and participation.
  7. We manage ethically.
  8. We are a democratically governed association.
  9. We work with quality, rigour and efficiency.
  10. Our commitment to quality and ethics entails taking responsibility for environmental protection.
  11. We are part of an international network and establish alliances.