Be-cause health has been created in 2004 as an informal and pluralistic platform. BBe-cause health membership is open to both organisations and individuals involved in global health. The diversity of these stakeholders gives the platform its strength and ensures quality results for a more effective Belgian contribution to global health policies and to the international policy debate based on the right to health and healthcare for all. For the moment the platform unites

  • research institutes, universities, institutes of tropical medicine;
  • the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD);
  • the Belgian Development Agency (Enabel);
  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs);
  • diaspora initiatives and 4th pillar organisations;
  • student and youth associations;
  • companies that offer their products and/or services as open source, public goods;
  • individual experts, academics.

Partnership and alliances

Federation of European Societies for Tropical Medicine and International Health – FESTMIH

FESTMIH is a network of European societies and platforms working in global health and tropical medicine and was founded in 1995 at Hamburg during the first European Congress on Tropical Medicine. Twelve European countries are currently represented on the Federation Council by their respective national societies. Be-cause health is a member of FESTMIH.

At global level

At Belgian level

Educaid, Belgian platform for education and lifelong learning within the development cooperation sector