Jean-Pierre Willem

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.

Jean-Pierre Willem
Born (1938-05-24) 24 May 1938
Monuments4 December 2008 film in Paris
Alma materDoctor of medicine
OrganizationOrganic Union International (OUI)
Faculté Libre de Médecines Naturelles et d'Ethnomédecines FLMNE
MovementMédecins Aux Pieds Nus


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]



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

  • (in French) Prévenir et vaincre le Cancer, Guy Trédaniel, 2004, ISBN 2-84445-559-X
  • (in French) Le Secret des Peuples Sans Cancer, Le Dauphin, réédition 2005, ISBN 2-7163-1288-5
  • (in French) Les Secrets du Régime Crétois, Le Dauphin 1999, ISBN 2-7163-1155-2
  • (in French) Les Huiles Essentielles, médecine d'avenir, Le Dauphin 2002, ISBN 2-7163-1206-0
  • (in French) Les Antibiotiques Naturels, Sully 2003, ISBN 2-911074-50-5
  • (in French) Au Diable Arthrose et Arthrite, Robert Jauze 2003, ISBN 2-86214-045-7
  • (in French) Aroma-minceur, Éditions Albin Michel - 2004, ISBN 2-226-15339-X
  • (in French) Aroma-stress, Éditions Albin Michel – 2005, ISBN 2-226-15733-6
  • (in French) Aroma-famille, Éditions Albin Michel – 2005, ISBN 2-226-16867-2
  • (in French) Aroma-allergies, Éditions Albin Michel – 2005, ISBN 2-226-16894-X
  • (in French) Ensemble, sauvons notre planète (ouvrage collectif) Guy Trédaniel 2005, ISBN 2-84445-610-3
  • (in French) L’Ethnomédecine, une alliance entre science et tradition, Jouvence & Biocontact - 2006, ISBN 2-88353-472-1
  • (in French) 100 maladies du XXIè siècle Solutions Naturelles, éditions Testez – 2008, ISBN 2-87461-048-8
  • (in French) Mémoires d'un médecin aux pieds nus, édition Éditions Albin Michel - 2009, ISBN 978-2-226-18987-5.


  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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