Jean-Pierre Willem

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Jean-Pierre Willem
Jean-Pierre Willem au salon Naturally vivez nature 7.JPG
Born (1938-05-24) 24 May 1938 (age 78)
Sedan, France
Monuments 4 December 2008 film in Paris
Alma mater Doctor of medicine
Organization Organic Union International (OUI)
Faculté Libre de Médecines Naturelles et d'Ethnomédecines FLMNE
Movement Médecins Aux Pieds Nus

Jean-Pierre Willem, born 24 May 1938 at Sedan, France, is a physician and founder of Médecins Aux Pieds Nus. He led numerous humanitarian missions to help victims of catastrophes and conflicts. Willem also was a doctor of medicine and president of Organic Union International.


In 1959, Jean-Pierre Willem coorganised the departure of 93 medical students to help local population during the Algerian War. In 1964, Dr Jean-Pierre Willem was missioned six months with Doctor Albert Schweitzer in Lambaréné (Gabon) and then in Rwanda. In 1977, he worked with Bernard Kouchner for Médecins Sans Frontières and went to Laos during 7 months. In 1986, he created the Faculté Libre de Médecine Naturelle et d'Ethnomédecine (nicknamed FLMNE), a free faculty of natural medicine.[1] In 1987, he founded a non-profit organisation called Médecins Aux Pieds Nus, translatable as Barefoot doctors.

Willem met several humanitarian people during his life, such as Che Guevara, Abbé Pierre, Sœur Emmanuelle, Jean-Paul Belmondo and Mother Teresa. Willem co-founded the phyto-hormones selling company Aromalia.[2] He collaborated with André Gernez as President of Organic Union International in 2007.[3]



Experiments on rats or rabbits shows :


Here is a non-exhaustive list of the books published by Doctor Jean-Pierre Willem:


  1. ^ Since 1999, FLMNE has some certified equivalent degree with Jean-Claude Rodet's school Institut de Santé Naturelle.
  2. ^ Aromalia official website
  3. ^ DVD interview of Bilien Le scandale du siècle - Tome 1, 2007.
  4. ^ Proximité, prévention et humilité from Jean-Pierre Willem, founder of Médecins Aux Pieds Nus, cover of Directsoir, n°544, p.6-7, Tuesday 5 May 2009.

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