As the name implies, PACIFHAN is the alliance of patient organisations from around the world supporting people who live with Chronic Intestinal Failure and Home Artificial Nutrition (HAN).
Informal networking had already been taking place between various national HAN patient organisations. It was agreed to formalise these relationships and create a truly international alliance in order to work towards agreed goals. On 13 April 2019 PACIFHAN was registered in Brussels as an international non-profit association, and its directors and members now collaborate to authentically present the patient and carer perspective, adding value to the international HAN conversation, for the benefit of all living with HAN.