We are a growing group of Swiss physicians and nurses with long-standing experience in general pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, neonatology and pediatric intensive care. We recognize that we live in a very privileged country and want to share our knowledge with less fortunate people.
Initiated by Prof. Thomas M. Berger and his wife Sabine Berger, the non-profit organization NEO FOR NAMIBIA - Helping Babies Survive was founded in September 2017. The members of the board are:
- Sabine Berger, RN, president
- Flurina Prevost, RN, vice-president
- Thomas M. Berger, MD, secretary and chief medical advisor
- Deborah Gubler, MD, treasurer
What motivates us?
Struck by the immense discrepancies between health care resources in high income and low/middle income countries, we have decided to support efforts to improve neonatal and pediatric care in Namibia. Following two fact finding missions in 2015 and 2016, a pilot project was launched at Rundu State Hospital in the Kavango region of Namibia in July 2017.
We are convinced – and history has shown this for developed countries – that the successful introduction of low-cost interventions will have a large impact on survival chances of both preterm and term infants.