No one should suffer or die from a curable disease.

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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.


  • Leprosy in India: Is the disease gaining ground?

    Although India announced the elimination of leprosy as a public health issue as far back as 2005, experts now fear a resurgence of the disease. Above all in rural areas, efforts to eradicate the disease still have a long way to go.

  • Government chaos and protests in Sri Lanka

    Political upheavals shake Sri Lanka: The situation in Colombo remains tense following the dismissal of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the appointment of ex-President Mahinda Rajapakse as the new head of government. FAIRMED country coordinator Nayani Suriyarachchi gives an insight into the situation on the ground.

  • “The Baka are still treated as second-class citizens”

    FAIRMED Managing Director René Stäheli and Programme Director Bart Vander Plaetse recently travelled to Cameroon to meet with the local population, local authorities and other parties to plan the new phase of the FAIRMED project in Abong-Mbang. The trip was a reminder that a great deal of work remains to be done, above all with respect to the severe discrimination faced by the indigenous Baka

  • Fall in number of newly detected leprosy cases

    The annual statistics of the World Health Organization WHO show that a total of 210,671 new leprosy cases were diagnosed in 2017, representing a decline of two percent over the previous year. As positive as this may seem, it remains open as to whether this is a welcome development.

  • The fight against NTDs: finding new cases fast

    Early discovery of new cases is crucial to the elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). FAIRMED's projects are no exception. Bankim project coordinator Ferdinand Mou explains the difficulties involved.

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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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