About Dignitas International

At Dignitas, we build resilient health systems and advance the right to health for marginalized people and underserved communities.

We believe in the inherent dignity of every human being and that the right to health belongs to everyone.

By working on the frontlines with patients and health care workers to deliver medical care and treatment, conducting high-impact research to strengthen health systems, and advocating for equitable health policy using evidence generated from research and clinical practice, we innovate solutions that transform how health care is delivered, both locally and globally.

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HIV Tests Administered


Started HIV Treatment


Health Workers Trained Annually


Research Publications

What We Do

Learn more about how we improve health care for communities facing a high-burden of disease and unequal access to services.

How We Work

Our medical and research programs generate knowledge and evidence that directly improves global health policy and practice.

Where We Work


  • The most important outcome is not only the improved lives of millions of people, but also improved health care systems, not just for a day or a week or a year, but for generations.

    Dr. James Orbinski, Co-Founder
  • Dignitas International fights for the right to health and access to treatment for the most vulnerable people in our world. I have been proud to support their efforts.

    Margaret Atwood, Author
  • Dignitas International embodies a humanitarian spirit in its rigorous response to HIV and other diseases... it’s important to take a moment and celebrate the successes achieved.

    Atom Egoyan, Film Director
  • What I saw of Dignitas's work in Malawi was so absolutely tangible and detailed and pragmatic, yet undertaken with guts and fortitude and an absolute respect for the humanity of the people they're working with.

    Leslie Feist, Musician
  • With a powerful combination of medical care and research, Dignitas international is working to improve the health of families and communities in Africa and here at home. It’s an intelligent approach for maximum impact.

    Michael Ondaatje, Author

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