No one should suffer or die from a curable disease.

Go with us to the ends of the earth to honour this pledge.

Neglected tropical diseases

Neglected tropical diseases

occur in poor countries. Although they are easily curable, one in five of the world's population is a victim.

People with disabilities

People with disabilities

are severely disadvantaged in poor countries. Their chances of a normal life are slim.



Marginalized communities

Marginalized communities

are cut off from the rest of the world. Hospitals are difficult to reach, there is no access to doctors, the hygiene is inadequate.


  • Healthcare for the Baka people: building projects continue apace

    An ethnic minority in Cameroon, the Baka have a life that is marked by poverty and disease. FAIRMED is therefore assisting the indigenous population with various initiatives for developing a local healthcare infrastructure. This includes providing communities with the necessary building materials.

  • Sanitarium for leprosy sufferers in India

    FAIRMED has operated leprosy reference hospitals at various locations in India since as far back as the 1970s. As well as providing medical care to leprosy sufferers, these hospitals also work to provide children with a chance of a healthy future.

  • Choosing names the Central African way

    Some weeks ago, Romaric, the FAIRMED security officer for the Central African Republic, became the proud father of twins. This happy event coincided with a project visit from FAIRMED programme manager Bart Vander Plaetse and program worker Sybille Imhof. Neither could have expected one very special outcome of their trip.

  • 185 laws discriminating against people with leprosy

    In early June 2018, the International Association of Anti-Leprosy Organizations ILEP published the most recent figures from its study on laws that discriminate against leprosy sufferers. The findings reveal a fundamental human rights problem.

  • FAIRMED director to be Medicus Mundi president

    At its general meeting on 30 May 2018, the Medicus Mundi Switzerland network elected a new executive board and chair. Accordingly, FAIRMED director René Stäheli will be succeeding former chairman Thomas Vogel following his ten-year mandate.

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Even those who are in poverty, disadvantaged or live in isolation should be allowed to be healthy. We help these people to stay healthy or to recover their health.

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