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
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.
FAIRMED continues its commitment to refugees in Cameroon's two largest cities
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and FAIRMED are extending their partnership. Thereby, both parties are committing to helping refugees for another year in Cameroon’s two largest cities of Yaoundé and Douala.
“Congratulations to you on this birthday milestone”
FAIRMED is celebrating its sixtieth anniversary this year, and we would like to congratulate you! Because it's only thanks to people like you that for more than half a century, we have been able to dedicate ourselves to the task of helping the world's poorest.
Living with a disability: the tough battle against discrimination
In Sri Lanka, FAIRMED is committed to the needs of people living with disability and to help them to live a life of dignity. 17-year-old Jafazeer Haneepa, for example, suffers from cerebral palsy. You can read here how he and his mother Mawpara overcome the hardships that they face on a daily basis.
The challenges of leprosy case-finding in Sri Lanka
In Sri Lanka, as elsewhere, there is a great stigma attached to leprosy. Against this background, FAIRMED has to resort to unconventional methods in its efforts to combat the disease. Our deputy marketing director David Maurer was on the ground to see for himself how we accomplish this task.
Why the establishment of health centres is not enough on its own
Well-equipped delivery rooms, medicines and skilled staff are needed for women to be able to bring their babies into this world without complications. The first step to a safe birth begins with the communication of knowledge. You can read here about how FAIRMED is supporting mothers in the Nepalese region of Baglung through awareness-raising campaigns.
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