What is the UIA Public Health Group?
The UIA - PHG is one of the working bodies of the UIA, the Union International des Architects or International Union of Architects. It was founded in 1955 and represent members and guest from all continents and a growing participation from more than 60 countries in 2012.
Within the context of the UIA philosophy it is the vision of the UIA-PHG that world public health can profit by the dedication of architects to provide efficient, safe and aesthetic health care buildings and an environment that can contribute to a more rapid healing of the patients as well as an improvement in staff operations and satisfaction.
To accomplish this vision the UIA-PHG should share its knowledge and experience not only within the group but also to other architects, engineers and consultants, health care managers and providers, health care organizations and governments, as well as to the general public. It should also initiate research projects that contribute to better health care buildings and environments.
Ray Pentecost, FAIA, FACHA, LEED-AP