was founded in 1979. It is a network of 273 groups in 168 countries.
Member groups include consumer organisations, health workers associations,
parents' groups and diversity of organizations in the social justice
movement. It has also individual members. For example, the group
in Canada and in United Kingdom have more than 1000 members each.
Each group is autonomous and raises its own funds, with the assistance
of IBFAN's Regional and Programme Coordinating Offices, in accordance
with the Seven Principles of IBFAN
Asia consists of 25 countries with 3 sub regions, South Asia,
East Asia and Southeast Asia; each sub region being coordinated
by the sub regional representative and overall coordination is
done regional coordinating office in Delhi.
in three sub regions of Asia
South Asia (8 countries) : Afghanistan, Bangladesh
,Bhutan ,India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Southeast Asia (11 countries) : Philippines,
Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei ,Thailand ,Singapore, Lao PDR, Vietnam,
Cambodia, Myanmar, East Timor
East Asia (6 countries ) : China, Hong Kong China
,South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Mongolia