Exclusively local employees

To provide the people in our projects with basic healthcare, we work exclusively with local employees. They know the culture, speak the local languages and are often part of the communities. This means that they are familiar with the needs of the local people and know where change is required. FAIRMED health worker Gyan in Nepal is one such example. This video underlines why the local employees in our projects are so crucial for success:

Transferring knowledge

Colleagues such as Gyan and others pass on their skills and knowledge every day: to local health workers, government officials and volunteers. Among other activities, they seek cooperation with existing mothers' groups and self-help groups for people with disabilities, where they are able to pass on their expertise and provide guidance. And they train others, who in turn pass on their knowledge.

Gyan, a young FAIRMED employee, sits on the floor with a young mother and gives her advice about her health and the health of her child. They sit on a mat, with a stone wall and parts of a rudimentary hut in the background. The scene is set in a remote village in Baglung, Nepal
Our employee Gyan in conversation with a new mother

Immediate assistance in emergencies

Tsunamis, earthquakes, civil war: In the course of our projects at FAIRMED, we have often experienced first-hand what people go through during emergency situations. Against this backdrop, it is a vital concern that we are in a position to respond quickly and unbureaucratically to crises and disasters within our project areas.

We are also able to do this because of our local employees. They live close to affected areas and can respond to new challenges in a matter of hours. They do not have to travel far – they are already where they are needed. Moreover, they have strong connections to the local authorities and know how to organise food, clothing and medicine.

The picture shows a house that has slid down parts of a slope as a result of the earthquakes and is now standing at an angle on the slope. The walls are broken, the window panes outside.
During the 2015 earthquakes in Sindhupalchok, FAIRMED quickly switched to emergency aid
Our country officer in the Central African Republic Jacques Christian Minyem. He wears a white shirt with traditional patterns and black glasses. He is bald and has a beard. He is sitting in front of his computer at his desk.

No one should suffer or die from a curable disease

Minyem Jacques ChristianCountry Coordinator Central African Republic