About Ifhe

About IFHE

The Federation was born out of the 1st International Congress of Hospital Engineering held in Rome on 11th to 16th of May 1970.
The recurrence of the fiftieth anniversary of IFHE is the opportunity and the reason for organizing this important scientific event in Rome

International Building Award

IFHE brings together global experts in healthcare design, construction, operation and maintenance.
The International Building Award allows design and construction specialists to promote their projects and obtain global recognition through IFHE.

IFHE is a non-profit, non-governmental body established in 1970 to enable national engineering professional organizations to join in a world-wide federation.

The purpose of IFHE is to encourage and facilitate exchange of information and experience in the broad field of hospital and healthcare facility design, construction, engineering, commissioning, maintenance, and estate management.

Membership of IFHE has spread to over thirty countries – embracing some ten thousand persons. In addition to national healthcare engineering organizations, IFHE also admits as members: governmental institutions, corporate consultants, commercial and industrial firms, as well as individuals or small groups of interested persons.

IFHE is recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, as a Non-governmental Organization in Official Relations with the WHO.

To promote, develop and disseminate hospital engineering technology;
To compare international experience;
To promote the principle of integrated planning, design and evaluation by improved collaboration between the professions;
To promote more efficient management of operation and maintenance, and the safety of hospitals, their engineering, installations, equipment and buildings;
To offer collaboration with other international organisations.
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