Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. is a German Christian non-governmental organisation, dedicated to excellence in the field of first aid, ambulance service, social service programmes and other projects in the medical and social field. The Federal Headquarters are based in Berlin, Germany.
Johanniter International Assistance is the department for development co-operation and Emergency aid, implementing and supporting projects worldwide.
As employees of Johanniter International Assistance they are committed to the principles of Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe. The assistance is aimed at all people regardless of their religion, nationality and culture and is not governed by any political interests.
In the course of their international humanitarian work, their pledge themselves to responsible and cooperative action. They stand up for their decisions and endeavour to fulfil their duties to the best of their abilities. Respect and integrity define the cooperative relationship with the public and private donors, employees, and project partners.
Disaster Relief and Disaster Preparedness
Fast relief after a catastrophe saves lives. The creation of working disaster prevention structures also saves and protects lives long term. The Johanniter are committed to both emergency aid and disaster prevention, and try to combine both areas in their projects whenever possible.
Primary Health Care
The Alma-Ata declaration states that every human being must be given access to primary healthcare, that the human right to healthcare is universal, and should be implemented equally on a worldwide level.
Since 1992, Johanniter International Assistance has supported more than 36 projects in 18 countries, in order to permanently improve orthopedic care – and thereby quality of life – for physically disabled people. In doing so, the focus has been on developing high quality orthopedic techniques, in other words, adjusting, supporting and correcting defective positions or damage to postural and mobility apparatuses in line with international standards. The Johanniter build and renovate orthopedics centers, and equip them with machines, supplies and fit components. Additionally, training in treatment and production techniques is offered to orthopedic technicians, physiotherapists and surgeons.
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