Stichting WHF
Regulierenring 9
3981 LA Bunnik
The Netherlands
tel: +31 30 2807273
Fax: +31 302802688
What does the WHF do?
The World Health Foundation aims to promote human health all over the world. The WHF seeks to realize this ambition by :
Pooling the knowledge and experience of doctors and other experts from around the world.
Informing doctors, scientists, government officials and the general population about health issues.
Promoting scientific research.
Raising funds to support these activities.
In its work, the World Health Foundation promotes human health rights, as laid down by the WHO at Alma Ata: "Everyone is entitled to the best possible physical, mental and social health."
What has the WHF achieved so far?
The WHF has:
Helped organize the Advanced Clinical Nutrition Conference (1991 and 1992), an international forum at which doctors and scientists exchange knowledge and experiences of human health in general, and of essential nutrients (substances that are vital to human health) in particular. Prevention and treatment of illnesses are both explored.
Organized a conference for (nutrient) experts and scientists about the value of antioxidant-nutrients, esp. vitamin C, E and melatonin, for the maintenance and promotion of human health (april 13, 1996)
Cautioned the Dutch State Secretary of Public Health about the dangers of his plans to unnecessarily limit the availibility of vitamins. Other activities such as providing further training and information to doctors about nutrients make a much greater contribution towards improving human health.
Cautioned the Dutch State Secretary of Public Health about the dangers of plans to unnecessarily limit the availibility of food supplements with melatonin.
Initiating education in Clinical Nutrition in 2005 for medical students at Benadir University in Mogadishu (Somalia)
Providing grants for several scientific studies, including
Double-blind study into the increase of selenium levels in blood and hair after selenium-methionine suppletion. Selenium (adult dosage of 200 mcg) plays a part in the prevention of cancer and cardiovascular illnesses in people whose diet lack sufficient selenium.
Research by the University of Groningen into the relationship between childrens neurological development and exposure to toxic substances like lead and cadmium. This study was subsequently expanded to include research in the Czech Republic (Karls University) and Poland.
Double-blind study in Belgium into the effect of excessive doses of vitamin C on lipoprotein-a, a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.
Double-blind study in Spain into the evaluation of the effects of daily melatonin administration during three months on the body homeostasis and performance in healthy volunteers.
Completed the groundwork of establishing a documentation centre. Data are already available on a range of important issues.
To enhance its efficacy, the Foundation is looking for volunteers (please contact us by email or Phone)who are willing to raise both funds and public awareness of WHF activities. Fund-raising can entail donations, endownments and legacies. Attempts are being made to start up similar activities in other countries. The increasing evidence that human health is in critical need of real improvements makes the WHFs work all the more important. The funds raised support further scientific research, which in turn yields further information, clarifying and streamlining channels of communication on priority issues.