The Swisscross Foundation is committed to share the extensive experience and knowledge of an renowned group of international medical experts, that will help to train and prepare local health care personnel within the affected region. The aim is to strengthen local capacities and diminish dependencies on foreign medical staff.
The difference between medical treatments in armed conflicts and natural disasters compared to conventional treatment procedures in a civil society is manifold. Working with limited resources in an often hostile environment, with different wound pathologies and increased prevalence of endemic diseases, requires specific skills and expertise, which is difficult to be found even in a modern civil society.
Nevertheless, during emergency situations, these multiple skills are requested on a short notice. To reduce the dependency and costs on expatriates,