Humanitarian activities are a tradition at our hospital, which has been working abroad for nearly 60 years.
In line with its treatment and training missions, CHUV receives patients in close collaboration with NGOs, travels for complex operations or emergency interventions during catastrophes, and shares its expertise with local teams.
Discover the figures for our 2021 humanitarian work. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its activities have decreased that year.
days spent on these missions
patients welcomed to CHUV
m3 of material donated
In the field
In 2021, CHUV employees took part in 3 humanitarian missions in Senegal and Guinea Conakry. They treated complex cases and have shared their expertise and operating techniques with professionals in the field, allowing them to take over patient care in the long term. The hospital has also hosted three doctors in Lausanne.
Welcoming young patients
For nearly 60 years our hospital has been welcoming young patients via NGOs for specialised surgery, mainly cardiology, paediatric surgery and ENT.
Aid to NGOs
Since 2004, CHUV has supported NGOs in terms of development support, whether through financing or sending employees on temporary missions.
Donations of materials
CHUV donates medical equipment no longer needed for its activities. In 2021, no less than 178 m3 of material was sent abroad.
Support our activities
The CHUV Foundation aims to get the community involved in supporting its treatment, research and training missions. The philanthropic gestures received at the Foundation aim to optimise patient care and develop scientific knowledge in the field of health for the good of all. Patients, their family and friends, the community and the medical and care staff are at the heart of its activities.