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.
Buruli ulcer – global WHO meeting in Geneva
Representatives from research institutions, non-governmental organisations and health departments recently came together in Geneva for the biennial meeting of the Global Buruli Ulcer Initiative. This year, the subject framework was expanded in order to consider Buruli ulcer in a broader context with other skin diseases, namely the group of neglected tropical diseases (NTD).
We were recently subjected to a thorough auditing by the Swiss Association for Quality and Management Systems (SQS). Their conclusion: FAIRMED is on the right track and can continue to carry the Label for Management Excellence!
In a place with nothing, a little is a lot
The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world. Since 2013, ongoing political and military crises have had profound consequences for the populace: the health situation is catastrophic, and there is no guaranteed access to health care.
A day in the life of an ASHA
Ashas are voluntary health workers in India. They are trained to recognise and treat the symptoms of leprosy.
Alliance against poverty-related diseases
15 Swiss organisations, including FAIRMED, are joining forces in the fight against neglected tropical diseases (“NTDs” for short).
World Leprosy Day: Spotlight on an ancient disease
Last year, more than 200,000 people were diagnosed with leprosy. World Leprosy Day remembers all those who suffer from the poverty-related disease and its consequences.
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
In the project countries, we are staffed exclusively by locals.
Setting up mobile operations teams
Using bicycles, motorcycles and boats, we reach people in the most remote regions.
In our project countries, we convince people of the importance of good hygiene.
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