FAIRMED works to ensure that even the very poorest in Africa and Asia have access to basic medical care. The commitment of our exclusively local employees and the close cooperation with local authorities result in lasting projects. And by incorporating all those who are affected, these projects are able to have a long-term positive impact.
Our work follows the Sustainable Development Goals and the guiding principle of "Leave no one behind" of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda. In all of our projects, we ensure that even the most neglected population groups are able to exercise their right to health. These include discriminated ethnic groups, people with disabilities and particularly vulnerable women and children.
Our activities: Projects in Asia and Africa
To safeguard access to basic health care for the people within our projects, we pursue a large number of different activities. This includes training voluntary health workers, enabling safe births and ensuring that local health facilities are equipped with the necessary medical equipment and materials.
Our approach: exclusively local employees
In over 60 years of development cooperation, we have learned that the key to success is in our exclusively local employees. They know the local people, enjoy their trust and understand the changes that are required. This is crucial for our aim of strengthening local health structures enduringly and sustainably.
Our expertise: Neglected tropical diseases
Where the poorest of the poor live, neglected tropical diseases are widespread. We have 60 years of experience fighting these diseases of poverty, which are often curable by simple means, yet affect over a billion of the world's poorest people.