Founded in 1929, the International Hospital Federation (IHF) is the worldwide forum and knowledge hub for hospitals, national hospital associations and healthcare organizations that offers policy guidance and facilitates the exchange of strategic information and experience in health sector management.

As a membership organization of national bodies representing healthcare service delivery from around the world, the IHF is recognized in the international arena as the voice of the global healthcare community.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the primary goal of IHF is to improve the health of society by helping worldwide hospitals to enhance the performance of the services they deliver to the population. For doing this the IHF establish partnerships with international health organizations, create events, participate in projects and publish papers and a journal.