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.
Film tip: Cahier Africain
The film Cahier Africain, now showing in cinemas in Switzerland, portrays a period of suffering and fear. The Swiss-produced documentary gives a voice to the victims of war crimes in Central Africa.
India launches new awareness campaign to combat leprosy
Nearly 60 percent of all leprosy sufferers live in India. Through a range of actions, the Indian government is hoping to draw renewed attention to the disease and its consequences.
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.
School subject: leprosy
Hasina has recovered her health. This is not something to take for granted, as she suffers from an advanced stage 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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