International Organizations

The following selected resources were compiled to help NPs interested in learning about NP organizations around the globe as well as international organizations dedicated to specific health care issues.

Professional Organizations

Health Organizations

  • Asociacion Espanola de Enfermeria en Cardiologia (Nursing in Cardiology) - Online, full-text version of the Scientific Journal of the Spanish Associaton of Nursing in Cardiology
  • Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet - An innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. Aims to help close the gap in health between Indigenous and other Australians.
  • European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) - A European network of nationally-based activists representing and defending the treatment-related interests of people living with HIV and AIDS.


  • Global Initiative for Chronic Obstruction Lung Disease (GOLD) - Works with health care professionals and public health officials to raise awareness of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and to improve prevention and treatment of this lung disease for patients around the world.
  • God's House International - A vanguard for health consciousness. Focusing strongly on the issues of homelessness, health promotion and disease prevention including HIV/AIDS.
  • Grounds for Health - An international women's healthcare non-profit specializing in the early detection and treatment of cervical cancer.
  • International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk - An independent, academic and multidisciplinary organization; affiliated with Université Laval here in Quebec City, Canada.


  • Northern Rivers General Practice network - Seeks to improve the health of the communities of the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, by working with general practice, other health providers, community groups, and the Australian Government.
  • Refugee Health ~ Immigrant - Extensive information on refugee health issues, populations/beliefs and practices, and infectious diseases of refugees and immigrants.
  • World Gastroenterology Organization (WGO) - A federation of 110 national societies and four regional associations of gastroenterology representing over 50,000 individual members worldwide
  • World Health Organization - Responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends.
  • WHO-Eastern Mediterranean Region - Located in Cairo, Egypt, focuses on tackling the health challenges impacting the region during the current economic and political climate.
  • WHO-Western Pacific Region - Located in Manila, the Philippines, represents WHO in the Asia Pacific; acts as the health conscience of the region; operates semi-autonomously with its own regional budget.