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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.

 

  • FAIRMED supports flood victims in Nepal

    The floods in South Asia are among the most devastating of the past 15 years. Around 40 million people are at risk of infectious diseases caused by polluted water. For this reason, FAIRMED is supporting the Nepalese Ministry of Health with an emergency aid package.

  • Coming to a screen near you – no channel surfing!

    FAIRMED is now to be seen on numerous private TV channels with a commercial has been running for several weeks. The low-budget film aims its lens away from the limelight of easy-to-treat diseases and towards the one billion people who suffer or die only because they are too poor to pay for treatment.

  • Meeting of FAIRMED countries in Berne

    The country coordinators from FAIRMED’s project countries are visiting Switzerland this week. They will spend five days discussing the objectives which are to be achieved jointly and the new strategy with the FAIRMED team from Bern.

  • Can you simply neglect one billion people?

    The WHO published their interim report on its strategy against Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in April. FAIRMED Managing Director René Stäheli explains why the integrated WHO approach comes as confirmation of the work done by FAIRMED, how we should value the commitment of Bill Gates and why drugs are only part of the fight against NTDs.

  • Inclusion of persons with disabilities – FAIRMED leads the way

    According to an article in The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and most famous medical journals, programmes implemented by Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) do not give enough consideration to the rights of persons with disabilities – not so at FAIRMED.

  • Winning the leprosy battle with a ‘slumbulance’

    Throughout Mumbai’s Bainganwadi slum, FAIRMED reaches people affected by leprosy with the «Slumbulance», the mobile clinic busses. One of these busses needs urgent replacing. Help us to invest in a new bus and support FAIRMED’s crowdfunding campaign!

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

Training local health teams

In the project countries, we are staffed exclusively by locals.

Setting up mobile operations teams

Setting up mobile operations teams

Using bicycles, motorcycles and boats, we reach people in the most remote regions.

Improving hygiene

Improving hygiene

In our project countries, we convince people of the importance of good hygiene.

 

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