managed by M. Gotzen
German medical aid organisation action medeor e.V.
Today the charitable, non governmental organisation action medeor e.V. is the largest medical aid organisation in Europe. medeor depends on the support of its donors to provide a wide range of services throughout the world.
action medeor was established in 1964 to provide basic drugs and medical equipment to people in developing countries. medeor is also involved in fighting the poverty-related and tropical diseases HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria. medeor works with the principle of helping people to help themselves.
Our philosophy: low cost medical aid
We support around 10.000 healthcare centres, particularly small facilities, in 140 countries. action medeor sends drugs and medical equipment to developing countries, either at cost price or as donations. Potential recipients of aid are asked to provide detailed information and authorisation by local officials or may receive a on-site visit. Our partners either commission the production of generic drugs or order them in bulk from European pharmaceutical manufacturers. These drugs are patent-free, high quality and low priced. We are able to offer high quality at a low price by buying in bulk and selling at cost price.
Our aid is supplied in co-operation with different church and secular organisations, religious communities, private initiatives and healthcare centres abroad. Based on many years’ experience, action medeor has built up a comprehensive network of facilities in the healthcare sector.