About us


We are based in Bern and work together with a board of trustees and a board of control. Our country offices in Cameroon, the Central African Republic, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal are staffed exclusively by locals. We fund our projects with donations and bequests from private individuals and contributions from institutions.


With dedication and conviction, our team in Bern is committed to helping the poorest of the poor.

Country Coordinators

Our country offices are staffed exclusively by local experts.

Foundation board

We are managed by a honorary foundation board.

Partners and networks

The work of FAIRMED is supported by cooperating partners and sponsoring institutions. FAIRMED contributes to the international exchange of knowledge through participation in networks of non-governmental organizations.


We deploy donated funds purposefully and efficiently. Donors can count on more than just our word: independent Swiss monitoring authorities review our finances and evaluate our integrity on an annual basis. We also disclose all of our expenditures in our annual reports.


FAIRMED – formerly Leprosy Relief Emmaus Switzerland – began as an anti-leprosy organization. In the course of our work in the world’s poorest regions, we also began to focus on other diseases. Among others, we expanded our involvement with numerous neglected tropical diseases.

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