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

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