About Us

Welcome to Irish Global Health Network

The Irish Global Health Network (IGHN) is an independent network of people from different backgrounds, sectors and disciplines who are concerned with health inequities and issues that impact on the health and development of populations at a global level, with a particular commitment to those living in low- and middle-income countries.

Established in 2004, the IGHN has within its membership health and development professionals and others with an interest in and a commitment to influencing education,advocacy and policy working within the NGO sector, health sector and academia. Its membership is both local within Ireland and global. Membership is open to any individual who has an interest in global health, regardless of disciplinary background.




Our Vision

Maximising Ireland’s contribution to a world in which all people of all ages have the opportunity to achieve and sustain good health and well-being.

Our Mission

Our mission as a network is to facilitate learning, connecting, influencing and engaging for individuals and institutions within the global health community in Ireland and worldwide.

Our Values And Ways Of Working

We are an inclusive network, where membership is open to all and everyone is treated with respect. We strive constantly to improve our work based on learning from our actions, partners, stakeholders and members who are central to our ability to continue to deliver quality activities valued by our members and funders. We work both proactively and responsively.  We are proactive in identifying key issues and cross-cutting themes that are important for the global health community in Ireland.  

We are responsive to emerging issues and member or partner interests. Within our organisation, we seek to be open and transparent about our decision-making processes and accountable to our funders and membership. 


Membership is open to any individual who has an intrest in global health, regardless of discilinary background.
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