ICELANDIC WOMEN SUPPORT RESEARCH ON WOMEN'S HEALTH
The non profit organization (NGO) for Women´s Health, 1.6 & 2.6 million Club, will now
create a possibility for all women and men to be part of the network in Iceland, Reykjavik.
The introduction will be November 16th in Reykjavik, Iceland. The organization was
founded in 1998 and has today many sister organizations such as Sweden, Norway,
Denmark, Finland, Germany and now also Iceland, with a broad network also in South
Africa and St Petersburg. Iceland will be the 6th country that can offer all women to
cooperate in the non-profit organization. The founder CEO of the organization, Alexandra
Charles von Hofsten, will be present at the opening in the Nordic House in Reykjavik.
The organization is one of the largest non-profit women organizations, represented in more
than six countries. Vigdis Thire, who was the initiator to the organization in Oslo, Norway, is
also the initiator to the startup in Iceland.
The vision for 1,6 & 2,6 million Club is to improve the quality of life for all women, to ensure
that all women can receive best possible health care, both physical and mental, and to enter
the gender aspect in all levels of society. The organization has raised its profile
internationally through meetings and conferences in order to highlight important issues in a
wider context. The 1,6 & 2,6 Club has been very successful in influencing the European
Parliament to put women’s health on the agenda.
The 1.6 & 2.6 million Club collects money donation for research in medicine and health for
women. Over the last five years, the association has awarded scholarships of approximately
SEK 5 million to medical research on women's hearts.