Friendship is a value-based organisation with a holistic approach to development. Based in Bangladesh and founded in 2002, Friendship´s flagship project was the Lifebuoy Friendship Hospital, a floating hospital delivering primary and secondary healthcare. Friendship was founded in order to serve the marginalised and isolated communities of the chars of northern Bangladesh. Friendship includes programmes in Healthcare, Nutrition & Population; Education & Good Governance; Disaster Management & Infrastructure Development; Sustainable Economic Development; and Cultural Preservation.
ARCHEMED - Doctors for Children in Need
ARCHEMED is a non-profit association, registered in the registry of associations at the court of law in Arnsberg, Germany, under the name “ARCHEMED - Ärzte für Kinder in Not e.V.”. Its area of activity is Eritrea. ARCHEMED was founded in 2010 but many members of the organisation have long operational experience in the poverty-stricken country at the Red Sea. The purpose of ARCHEMED is to bring medical and humanitarian assistance to sick children in Eritrea. Its doctors and nurses act selflessly and altruistically. They work at children’s bedsides in paediatric hospitals, perform surgery in the International Operation Centre for Children in the capital Asmara, operate specialised clinics for chronic childhood diseases and train indigenous skilled personnel. It is not enough to send good physicians and nurses to Eritrea. It is also ARCHEMED’s aim to build up medical infrastructures and send technicians to secure electricity and water supply, as well as to maintain medical technology needed to achieve treatment successes. In cooperation with the Health Ministry, ARCHEMED reduces maternal and child mortality in this developing country and thus assists Eritrea to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The organisation builds mother-child units, so-called perinatal centres, in several cities of the country, and competently takes care of women giving birth and their new-born infants.
Fondation Follereau Luxembourg
Fondation Follereau Luxembourg (FFL) was founded on 7th December 1966 via the initiative of the French humanist Raoul Follereau. Since 1966, the FFL´s main ambition has been the fight against leprosy and all other forms of leprosy, as well as the promotion of disadvantaged populations in developing countries. In the 1980s and 1990s, the FFL has started to include the detection and treatment of tuberculosis and Buruli ulcer to its main objectives. In addition to this, the FFL offers effective medical aid and support to the most vulnerable, like mothers and children, to improve their living conditions. Today, the FFL´s activities are dedicated to the improvement of the public health sector, the support of vocational training for disadvantaged children, the protection and support of children in need and the support of national health programs against neglected tropical diseases.
German Doctors e.V.
German Doctors is a non-governmental organisation working internationally by sending volunteer doctors to projects in the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, Kenya and Sierra Leone. German Doctors is committed to a life of dignity by providing healthcare and education to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the project regions. Preventative measures like feeding programmes or hygiene education are developed to improve patients’ long-term health situations. German Doctors grants help to everybody regardless of race, ethnic affiliation, religion, nationality, political belief or any other distinctions. The physicians work without remuneration for six weeks in their holidays or retirement. Since 1983, more than 3,000 physicians have worked voluntarily in more than 7,000 missions.
CURE International was founded by Scott and Sally Harrison.
Since the first hospital opened in 1998, CURE has established a presence in 30 countries. CURE physicians and staff have performed more than 204,000 life-changing surgeries, with more than 2.8 million patient visits, and have trained more than 7,200 medical professionals. The miracles of physical healing have opened doors to spiritual healing in ways that are affirming and culturally-sensitive. The heart of the organisation follows the hearts of the Harrisons – to continue to give hope by giving the highest quality care for the medical and spiritual healing of children with disabilities and their families.
Chaîne de l'Espoir Luxembourg has set itself the mission of contributing to the reduction of infant mortality and morbidity resulting from heart, urological, orthopedic, ENT and other pathologies, which can be treated by a medical-surgical gesture. Chaîne de l’Espoir Luxembourg’s objective is to improve access to specialized health care treatment and to improve the quality of care provided in partner hospitals. The organization was established in 2016 is now active in Jordan, Senegal, Rwanda and Bangladesh, countries in which it conducts surgical and training missions. In the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, CDEL has already taken care of sick children from all over the world who could not be operated on in their country of origin.
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (English: German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH), often shortened to simply GIZ, is a German development agency headquartered in Bonn and Eschborn that provides services in the field of international development cooperation and international education work. GIZ's main commissioning party is Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). In its projects GIZ works with partners in national governments, actors from the private sector, civil society and research institutions. GIZ is also active in the field of healthcare and considers digital tools as an important option to improve work in this area. In Guinea, GIZ is implementing projects in five regions, in the field of public health, education, and mining.