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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.

 

  • Unaffordable: No covering of costs, no recovery

    Ill health creates poverty, but for those who are already poor, ill health carries the risk of sinking further into financial hardship. Even ‘out-of-pocket’ payments contribute significantly to the prospect of financial ruin that is faced by those who are already poor.

  • Unaffordable: When poverty defines health

    Poverty is bad for health, not least for those surviving on little money, who often have to put their own health last. New studies of health spending in private households in India and Cameroon underline the financial burden faced by poor people in their efforts to treat neglected tropical diseases.

  • FAIRMED continues its mission in Sindhupalchok District

    Originally, the plan was for FAIRMED to end its deployment in Nepal’s Sindhupalchok District at the end of 2017. FAIRMED spontaneously set up the project in early May 2015 in order to provide the people in the district hardest hit by the earthquake with urgent medical care.

  • Interim report after five years of the London Declaration

    In December 2017, the international coalition «Uniting to Combat NTDs», which also includes FAIRMED, published the fifth report on efforts towards the elimination of neglected tropical diseases – and the results appear promising.

  • «Rural areas are hardest hit»

    Programme officer Amélie Dubé supervised the FAIRMED project «Santé Taabo» in Côte d'Ivoire for two years. In conversation with FAIRMED the native of Canada looks back over the successes, challenges and experiences she has faced over the course of the project.

  • The rolling consulting rooms of the Bainganwadi slum

    Throughout Mumbai’s Bainganwadi slum, FAIRMED reaches people affected by leprosy with the «Slumbulance», the mobile clinic busses. One of these busses needs urgent replacing. Hence, FAIRMED launched a crowdfunding campaign and found great support.

What we do

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.

Training local health teams

Training local health teams

In the project countries, we are staffed exclusively by locals.

Setting up mobile operations teams

Setting up mobile operations teams

Using bicycles, motorcycles and boats, we reach people in the most remote regions.

Improving hygiene

Improving hygiene

In our project countries, we convince people of the importance of good hygiene.

 

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