ULRICH AG’s commitments

Supporting humanitarian causes

Ulrich AG supports various private individuals and organisations who have dedicated themselves to humanitarian aid. Medical aid is provided where lives are at risk. Their help is given mainly in armed conflicts, but also in the event of epidemics, pandemics or natural disasters, or in the absence of a properly functioning healthcare system. Often the standard of medical care in these places falls far below the standard available in Switzerland. The doctors, nurses and volunteers who travel to these countries to help these people have to make do with the medical supplies and equipment available and simply do their best. Operating rooms are minimally equipped and few instruments are available. This is where ULRICH lends its support and provides surgical instruments to help set up and expand medical centres.

Ulrich AG is delighted to have cooperated for many years with the following private individuals and organisations:

CHEIRA

«CHEIRA Swiss Humanitarian Surgery» is dedicated to the organisation and medical treatment of people in need of help. It is active in developing countries and crisis zones where people are especially reliant on help. Its activity focuses on disfiguring and debilitating diseases, such as the infectious disease Noma, the consequences of tumours, accidents or snake bites, as well as birth defects. The surgical teams of CHEIRA perform a vast range of special interventions, which cannot be carried out by local doctors. Ulrich AG is delighted to support “CHEIRA Swiss Humanitarian Surgery” with surgical instruments and contribute to successful operations in Palestine, Jordan and Burkina Faso.

Bénin

Ulrich AG supports the Faaba foundation, which works in northern Bénin helping to improve healthcare and education opportunities - especially for girls and young women. We supplied surgical instruments for the areas of Orthopaedics, Surgery, Gynaecology, and Hand Surgery to help set up a new hospital.

Madagascar

Ulrich AG supports a Swiss doctor by providing surgical instruments for an ongoing project that takes place once a year, where children with clubfoot are operated on.

Haiti

After the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Ulrich AG donated instruments to the value of around 100,000 CHF to help rebuild the Albert Schweitzer Hospital near of Port-au-Prince.

In 2019, another generous donation in the form of surgical instruments took place.

Bangladesh

ULRICH AG supported the project «Reconstructing Women International».

This year a team of international doctors travelled to Bangladesh to operate on patients suffering from burns sequelae.


The following thank-you letters and pictures have been sent to us:

Bangladesh 2019 - T H A N K Y O U

Dear friends, sponsors and representatives of surgical medical devices,
I would like to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for your invaluable help with procuring equipment, supplying essential surgical items, and your support with packing and listing these items. Equipment, discounts on travel, surgical instruments, bandages, sterilisation of bandages, sutures, creams, medication, anaesthesia equipment, bags, small toys for children and pencils for adults.

In total, we operated on 35 patients, mainly women and children, who were suffering from sequelae from burns that did not initially receive primary treatment, and a few cases of tumours. Very serious cases could not be treated, but these are being looked at in the capital Dhaka, and then it is likely they will be treated in Canada. The procedures went smoothly and the initial results are very promising. They are functional results that make a big difference.

We also saw very difficult life situations and domestic violence. We will continue our work and will endeavour to achieve prevention and disseminate information in this area too.

There are no words to describe the experience and I thank you all for your help with the 102 kilograms of material and in particular for your support for everyone.

Dr. M.-C. G.-M.

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