Affiliated Bodies

International Hospital Federation

The International Hospital Federation (IHF) is the successor to the International Hospital Association, which was established in 1929 after the first International Hospital Congress in Atlantic City, USA. The Association ceased to function during the Second World War, but was revived-with a new title-in 1947 by some of the pre-war members, under the presidency of the late Dr René Sand of Belgium. It is constituted under the Civil Code of Switzerland. The Secretariat which since 1947 was based in London, moved in November 2002 to Ferney Voltaire, France (Greater Geneva Area).

The International Hospital Federation is the global association of healthcare organizations, which includes in particular, but not exclusively, hospital associations and representative bodies as well as their members and other health care related organizations. The character of the IHF is that of an independent, not for profit, non-governmental organization.

As the worldwide body for hospitals and health care organizations it develops and maintains a spirit of cooperation and communication among them, with the primary goal of improving the health of society. More specifically, the role of the IHF is to help international hospitals work towards improving the level of the services they deliver to the population regardless of that population’s ability to pay. The IHF recognizes the essential role of hospitals and health care organizations in providing health care, supporting health services and offering education. The IHF is a unique arena for all major hospital and health care associations to cooperate to act upon their critical concerns.

IHF also owns a company, World Hospital (WH) which is dedicated to supporting IHF’s goals through collaborative events, publications, and projects.


Date Event
15 Jun 2015 APHM International Healthcare Conference and Exhibition


Date Event
3 Jun 2014 APHM International Healthcare Conference and Exhibition
19 Nov 2014 APHM Workshop . Some Medico legal Perspectives in Hospital Management.
15 Dec 2014 Briefing on GST to APHM Member Hospitals


Date Event
2 Jul 2013 APHM International Healthcare Conference and Exhibition 2013
23 Oct 2013 APHM Workshop on “Key Concepts for Quality, Root Analysis, Clinical Governance and Overview of Quality in Private Hospitals”
31 Oct 2013 Briefing on GST: “Preparations for Implementation of GST in Hospital” by Pricewaterhouse Coopers from 9.00am - 1.00pm


Date Event
8 Mar 2012 Patient Safety - An Introduction For Healthcare Professionals
22 Mar 2012 Maximizing Corporate Excellence & Quality Service in the Healthcare Industry
25 Apr 2012 Evidence Based Nursing and Nursing within Ethical and Legal Environment
22 May 2012 Media Coaching
23 May 2012 Hazard Identification, Risk Assessment and Risk Control
17 Jul 2012 APHM International Healthcare Conference and Exhibition 2012
1 Aug 2012 Workshop on Root Cause Analysis
22 Sep 2012 Paediatric Cardiology Update 2012