The European Health Organisation was founded in Rennes, France on 9 May 2006 by Jean-Dominique BEAUJAUT. Its head office moved to Geneva, Switzerland on 20 December 2013. Its statutes have been modified in accordance with Swiss law. The new office is made up of the president, Jean-Dominique BEAUJAUT, the general secretary, Jacques VERNIN and accountant Charles BURKARD, Director of Fiduciary Services in Geneva. The organisation is registered in the Geneva Welcome Centre (CAGI) directory of international NGOs in the Czech Republic and in the canton of Geneva.
Its creation was the result of the following diagnosis:
In terms of health, our society faces the growing phenomenon of illnesses connected to our modern way of life, such as diabetes, obesity, cardio-vascular diseases, cancer, mental health problems and public health inequality. Despite the remarkable progress made in terms of health and longevity at a global level, nations are confronted with managing and reducing the number of chronic illnesses which have become a plague on the international stage.
The goal of our NGO, which partners with European communities in activities to promote health, is to develop the human ecology of health, the objective of which is to promote, protect, improve and preserve health while at the same time giving more consideration to human beings, not only by placing them at the heart of society's concerns, while at the same time protecting their identity, dignity and health, but also by making them responsible for themselves and their environment.
In addition, the human ecology of health enters the field of primary healthcare by putting in place a policy of active prevention of disease among human populations.
All nations, as well as international NGOs, other NGOs and those active in public health, must invest as much in human beings as in their environment. This must be carried out in an effective and considered way and, in order to change the pathology of our societies, include enshrining a new policy of prevention at the heart of our health systems.
Together these actions must:
- renew concerns about health
- enshrine them in an evolving environment
- better promote transdisciplinarity in order to draw together areas that are kept too far away from health
- foster and reward approaches to the active prevention of diseases by attacking the often multifactorial cause
The development of the human ecology of health and the promotion of the prevention of diseases must urge public authorities to stake out a new public health policy that is agreed and conducted in a spirit of global co-operation, integrating a human, ethical and social dimension, compliant with and guaranteeing human rights for all nations.