About us

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Doctors in the World is a human rights organization that works for all people's equal right to health care. We are part of a network of international humanitarian organizations located in sixteen countries, our English name is Doctors of the World, our French Médecins du Monde. We are religiously and politically independent.

We were founded in Sweden in 1991 and since 1995 run medical clinics for undocumented migrants, EU migrants and other vulnerable people who do not have access to care. Today we are located in eight places in the country, from Luleå in the north to Malmö in the south and also run a psychosocial and legal reception in Stockholm. Doctors in the World is also working to change rules, systems and attitudes so that everyone who needs care gets it. We have a dialogue with authorities and politicians about how we can achieve improvements.

At a global level, we have an advisory position in the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and we cooperate with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Aid (OCHA). We have a formal partnership with the European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency, the European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency.
Doctors in the World has a 90-account, which means that we follow the rules for ethical collection set by the Swedish collection control. This means that you as a donor can feel confident that your money is handled correctly and achieves the purpose.