A dedicated platform for the lymphoedema community

About Us

ILF: A Charity

The success of the UK Lymphoedema Framework in improving the management of this condition in Great Britain has led many international Lymphoedema experts to express an interest in the Framework Methodology and Spirit. This is why Christine Moffatt CBE and her team decided to set up the International Lymphoedema Framework (ILF) as a charity.

The choice of charitable status is a strong message to the lymphoedema community on the ethos and vision that govern the Framework. It is also a guarantee of the independance of the ILF in the ethical use of its resources and its capacity to actively contribute to the improvement of the management of lymphoedema worldwide and especially in developing countries:

International Lymphoedema Framework
Registered Office: 7-8 , Ritz Parade, Western Avenue, London, W5 3RA
Registered in England (No 0679 2587); Registered Charity in England and Wales (No 1134989)
Office of the Secretariat: Nordre Fasanvej 113, 2000 Frederiksberg C, Denmark; Phone: +45 7020 0305


We believe that:
  • Patients should always be at the heart of the Framework Projects.
  • Only a collaborative and multidisciplinary partnership between all stakeholders, recognised as experts, can lead to an improvement in the management of lymphoedema.
  • Improving the management of lymphoedema is a dynamic process requiring ongoing research and implementation into practice.
  • International collaboration is essential.

Read more about the ILF’s strategy, vision and mission here.