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.
SRF commemorates the last Swiss leprosy patient
It has been only 90 years since the last Swiss person to fall victim to leprosy died in the canton of Valais. The Swiss broadcasting company Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen (SRF) examined this story, for which they interviewed FAIRMED director René Stäheli.
A visitor from India
On 10 May, we were happy to welcome Slesser Babu from India. Babu is the CEO of the Rural India Self Development Trust Foundation (RISDT) in the state of Andhra Pradesh, and we talked with him about his 32 years of professional experience in the field.
United against neglected tropical diseases
12 Swiss NGOs, educational and research institutes and pharmaceutical companies are uniting in the fight against neglected tropical diseases. On April 20, the ‘Swiss Alliance against Neglected Tropical Diseases’ was founded in Geneva.
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.
Step by step
When Jeannette Gwatah and her son Marcel were born, the joints of their feet were distorted. Aided by physiotherapy, they are striving to lead a normal life.
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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