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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.
Fall in number of newly detected leprosy cases
The annual statistics of the World Health Organization WHO show that a total of 210,671 new leprosy cases were diagnosed in 2017, representing a decline of two percent over the previous year. As positive as this may seem, it remains open as to whether this is a welcome development.
The fight against NTDs: finding new cases fast
Early discovery of new cases is crucial to the elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). FAIRMED's projects are no exception. Bankim project coordinator Ferdinand Mou explains the difficulties involved.
FAIRMED equips Bankim district hospital with a solar refrigerator
FAIRMED is breaking new ground: In a pilot project, FAIRMED has joined forces with the Bern-based company NGO Solafrica and their partner organisation AJVC to install a solar refrigerator in Bankim district hospital. This will allow the precious vaccines stored in the building to remain cool at all times.
Reaching schools despite severe weather: fighting leprosy à la FAIRMED
In cooperation with the government, FAIRMED is working hard to combat leprosy in Sri Lanka. Measures aimed at raising awareness among affected communities are a key component of these activities. And throughout, our employees will not be put off by storms, blocked roads or power outages in their efforts to fulfil their mission. A ground report.
Researchers working to protect vaccines from heat
High temperatures that render vaccines ineffective are one of the biggest challenges faced by vaccination campaigns in developing countries. Now, Professor Mark Tibbitt from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) has found a solution to this problem that may prove to be revolutionary.
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