The Dianova Network

The Dianova International network is made up of associations and foundations dedicated to developing a variety of programmes and projects in the health and social sectors. The Dianova network comprises 22 members operating in 19 countries and 4 continents.

The Dianova network is made up of ordinary, affiliate and associate members whose engagement is grounded in similar principles and values, however, sole ordinary members share the same social goal, as defined in their common Vision and Mission.

In addition, Dianova International (which is part of the Dianova network) is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, where it is dedicated to developing advocacy activities on drug policy issues within human rights and development forums. More on Dianova in Switzerland.




The Dianova Network was officially created in 1998, on the foundations of the “Patriarch”, an association which had failed to come to grips with the new challenges of substance abuse treatment. After an important modernization process, all Dianova facilities are now officially recognized and integrated in local networks.

Mission, Vision and Values

Dianova is committed to respecting the fundamental rights, dignity and worth of all individuals. All services users must in particular be treated with dignity and consideration and receive support according to their needs and expectations.

Strategy 2020

Since its inception, the Dianova network has been committed to an ongoing process of modernization to increase its capacity to counter new and emerging challenges while keeping with its fundamentals. With these objectives in mind, a strategic plan has been defined every 4 years, the last one starting in 2016.

Types of Membership

We have three types of memberships: ordinary, affiliate and associate members (Read more)

Become a Member

Join forces with us and become an associate member of Dianova International! (Read more)