Long Term Planning Framework. Health 2012-2015


  1. Who are we?

The health function at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is comprised of team members from the Geneva secretariat and health coordinators from the zones. It is also associated with different IFRC reference centres, such as the IFRC Reference Centre for Psychosocial Support. The global health team (GHT) maintains close links with counterparts in the different IFRC offices, within National Societies as well as with external partners.

  1. Who are our stakeholders?

Our primary partners are National Societies which implement health programmes and conduct large-scale social mobilization activities.

The health team also works in close coordination with other IFRC secretariat staff, particularly within disaster services, community preparedness and risk reduction, principles and values, humanitarian diplomacy, communications, among others.

The health team maintains close links with relevant external health partners including WHO, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, World Bank, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, advisory groups, various UN agencies and NGOs as well as several government and funding bodies. The IFRC continues to expand its partnerships with private sector organizations such as Eli Lily and Company, Exxon Mobil, Nestlé, Shell, and other development and funding agencies such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and GAVI Alliance.