No one should suffer or die from a curable disease.
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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
are severely disadvantaged in poor countries. Their chances of a normal life are slim.
are cut off from the rest of the world. Hospitals are difficult to reach, there is no access to doctors, the hygiene is inadequate.
Reaching schools despite severe weather: fighting leprosy à la FAIRMED
In cooperation with the government, FAIRMED is working hard to combat leprosy in Sri Lanka. Measures aimed at raising awareness among affected communities are a key component of these activities. And throughout, our employees will not be put off by storms, blocked roads or power outages in their efforts to fulfil their mission. A ground report.
Researchers working to protect vaccines from heat
High temperatures that render vaccines ineffective are one of the biggest challenges faced by vaccination campaigns in developing countries. Now, Professor Mark Tibbitt from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) has found a solution to this problem that may prove to be revolutionary.
Poverty should not be a consequence of disability
In many countries around the world, people with disabilities do not have access to health services and are forced to live on the fringes of society. At the opening session of the Global Disability Summit, the issues faced by disabled people were given focal attention. More than 700 stakeholders agreed on numerous measures designed to make the lives of affected people more bearable.
Where health becomes a matter of luck
Plagued by war and poverty-stricken, large parts of the population in the Central African Republic have little access to health care. Anyone who falls ill here needs luck to receive help. FAIRMED is opposed to this injustice.
«The new unit is saving lives»
The work of FAIRMED is creating a stir in the media: one of the largest news portals in Nepal recently reported on the new health department for newborns in the district hospital in Kapilvastu. FAIRMED was involved in the establishment of the new health department which has already successfully treated several children. Now, more are to follow.
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