Who are We ?

The International Hospital Federation (IHF) is an international not for profit, non-governmental membership organization.

Our members are worldwide hospitals and healthcare organizations having a distinct relationship with the provision of healthcare. We provide them with a platform for the exchange of knowledge and strategic experience as well as opportunities for international collaborations with different actors in the health sector.

Established in 1929 after the first International Hospital Congress in Atlantic City, USA as the International Hospital Association, it was re-named after the Second World War in 1947.  With its Headquarters in Geneva the IHF is constituted under the Civil Code of Switzerland. The IHF recognizes the essential role of hospitals and health care organizations in providing health care, supporting health services and offering education. Our role is to help international hospitals work towards improving the level of the services they deliver to the population with the primary goal of improving the health of society.

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VISION

Our vision is a world of healthy communities served by well managed hospitals and health services where all individuals reach their highest potential for health.

MISSION

Our mission is to:

  • Support organizations in the promotion and delivery of healthcare
  • Promote interaction among different health system actors
  • Sharing of knowledge and experiences
  • Support creation of new national hospital associations
  • Dissemination of evidence-based information
  • Help hospital decision-makers define strategies

 

Events

IHF 2019 - World Hospital Congress

Wed, 6 Nov 2019 - Sat, 9 Nov 2019


Al Irfan, Airport Heights
Sultanate of Oman PO Box 1659 Muscat
UAE

Tue, 3 Nov 2020 - Thu, 5 Nov 2020


Avinguda Diagonal 661 - 671
Barcelona, Catalonia 08028
Spain

News

Executive Health Management

IHF Congress’s agenda: Rallies for people-centered health services in times of peace & crisis

2019 01 Oct

Hosted by the Ministry of Health of the Sultanate of Oman , the 43rd World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) will go over some of the most pressing subjects in the global healthcare community in over 40 sessions lined up for discussion on 6 to 9 November in Muscat.   In between times of peace, situations of humanitarian... Read more

Executive Health Management

Finalists of the 2019 IHF Awards Unveiled

2019 14 Aug

The International Hospital Federation (IHF) announces the finalists of the 2019 IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award and Excellence Awards in Corporate Social Responsibility, Leadership and Management in Healthcare, and Quality & Safety and Patient-centered Care.   Following an extensive review by the panel of judges composed of health leaders from... Read more

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IHF introduces CERCA to evolve member networking & enhance the delegate experience at the IHF Muscat

2019 15 Jul

The International Hospital Federation (IHF) enters into an agreement with CERCA Holdings, Inc. for the latter to serve as networking application for the 43rd annual World Hospital Congress (WHC) to be held in Muscat, Oman on 6 to 9 November, 2019. CERCA is a totally secure mobile networking platform that protects privacy while doing the... Read more

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IHF celebrates 90th Anniversary

2019 10 Jun

As ambassador of the global health care community, the International Hospital Federation (IHF) is celebrating its 90th anniversary on 13 to 15 June 2019. Several activities have been lined up to share and extend this occasion to the Federation’s global community. A new Initiative: Young Executive Leaders (YEL) Early this year, the IHF... Read more

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IHF assembles leading healthcare thinkers for the 43rd World Hospital Congress

2019 04 Jun

The 43rd World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation has invited thought leaders, experts and top-level professionals to explore how health services can be better provided during peace and crisis. Topics have been lined up to explore how health services can be:   More responsive through better resilience; Supportive... Read more

Executive Health Management

International Hospital Federation Awards deadline extended to 3rd June

2019 17 May

Due to overwhelming demand, entry submissions for the 2019 International Hospital Federation (IHF) Awards has just been extended to 3rd June. Hospitals and health service providers can still nominate their outstanding and innovative projects and programs.   The IHF Awards Committee announced that the extension of the deadline of entries is to give... Read more

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Global health leaders to come together at the 43rd IHF World Hospital Congress

2019 29 Mar

The 43rd World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation will bring health leaders from around the globe together in Oman in November to discuss the importance of people-centered health services in times of peace and crisis.   The World Hospital Congress is a unique global forum where leaders of national and international hospital... Read more

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2019 International Hospital Federation Awards now open

2019 19 Mar

Entry submissions for the 2019 International Hospital Federation Awards is now open. Hospitals and health service providers can nominate their outstanding and innovative projects and programs for a chance to be recognized internationally in one of the four awards.    The  IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award  is open only to IHF Full and Associate Members... Read more

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Abstract submission for the World Hospital Congress extended to 1 March

2019 18 Feb

The abstract submission for paper presentations and posters for the 43rd World Hospital Congress of the  International Hospital Federation  has been extended to  1 March .   The World Hospital Congress is a unique global forum that brings together leaders of national and international hospital and healthcare organizations to share knowledge,... Read more

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2019 World Hospital Congress: Call for abstracts closes on 15 February

2019 16 Jan

Abstract submissions for paper presentations and posters for the 43rd World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation will be closing on 15 February. Hospitals and health service providers interested in showcasing their innovations, best practices and outstanding programs to the international community are encouraged to  submit... Read more

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Abstract submission for the 43rd World Hospital Congress now open

2018 16 Nov

The 43rd World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation opens its call for paper presentations and posters, inviting professionals from hospitals and health service delivery organizations to submit their abstracts. The International Hospital Federation and the Ministry of Health of the Sultanate of Oman, organizers of... Read more

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2018 International Hospital Federation Award winners revealed

2018 10 Oct

The winners and merit awardees of the 2018 International Hospital Federation (IHF) Awards were revealed today at the Awards Ceremony held at the 42nd World Hospital Congress at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia.   The IHF Awards, which celebrates and recognizes hospitals and healthcare organizations with demonstrable... Read more

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International Hospital Federation Awards Finalists Revealed

2018 11 Jul

The International Hospital Federation (IHF) announced the 27 finalists in the four categories of the 2018 IHF Awards which honors innovations and outstanding achievements in the healthcare industry. The IHF awards program received a record number of 160 entries from 118 organizations in 33 countries for the IHF / Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award and... Read more

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IHF World Hospital Congress keynote speakers announced

2018 02 May

  The first keynote speakers for the 42nd World Hospital Congress have been announced! The World Hospital Congress will be held on 10-12 October in Brisbane, Australia and health sector leaders and patients will be examining the question “How can healthcare evolve to meet 21st century demands?”    Each day will look at this question from a... Read more

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International Hospital Federation Awards deadline extended to 30 April

2018 13 Apr

Due to overwhelming demand, entry submissions for the 2018 International Hospital Federation (IHF) Awards has just been extended to 30 April. Hospitals and healthcare organizations that have outstanding projects and programs can still enter for a chance to be internationally recognized. The IHF Awards Committee has just announced that they will... Read more

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43rd IHF World Hospital Congress

7-9 November 2019

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre
Muscat, Oman

Theme: People at the heart of health services in peace and crisis

More information here.

International Hospital Federation Awards

The IHF Awards recognizes and honors hospitals and health service delivery organizations for innovation, excellence, outstanding achievements and best practices in the following categories:

IHF/Dr Kwang Tae Kim Grand Award (exclusive for IHF members)
IHF/EOH Excellence Award for Leadership and Management in Healthcare
IHF/Austco Excellence Award for Quality & Safety and Patient-centered Care
IHF/Bionexo Excellence Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

More information here.

IHF WEBINARS

IHF regularly conducts webinars which showcases achievements, innovations, experiences and relevant topics that can benefit health systems and organizations.

To view the schedule of our upcoming webinars and recordings of past webinars go to: http://bit.ly/ihfwebinars