Social responsibility – towards one another
Social responsibility is not an option but a commitment
We are aware of our responsibility which is why we support two social organisations. Organisations that strengthen disadvantaged people enabling them to cope better with their day-to-day lives.
Doctors Without Borders
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) supports people in need of assistance throughout the world. The scope of activities performed by MSF has continued to expand steadily over the years.
Apart from providing emergency medical care in refugee camps or in disasters MSF also assumes responsibility in epidemics and is involved in the fight against illnesses neglected by researchers in the pharmaceutical industry. Doctors Without Borders – Médecins Sans Frontières.
Criuleni Hospital Moldavia
In 2010 Zug residents Beat Wicky and Karlheinz Leemann founded the "Organisation Providing Support to Criuleni Hospital in Moldavia", which is based in Zug.
The aim of the organisation is, with specialist know-how, to ensure prompt, pragmatic and sustainable basic medical provision at Cruileni Hospital.
Moldavia is one of the poorest countries in Europe and shares borders with Romania and Ukraine. Criuleni Hospital has 180 beds and lies in the east of Moldavia; around 100,000 people live in the hospital's catchment area.
Since the organisation was set up, the operating theatre wing and the ward have been renovated; a new sterilisation system has been installed; and laparoscopy has been introduced into day-to-day surgery. And above all: sufficient time has been invested in training. So that Moldavians can learn how to define processes and thus improve quality. There are initial signs that young doctors and nursing personnel are deciding to stay in Moldavia out of sheer joy and because of the improved working conditions. An important step towards ensuring that young, well-trained persons do not leave the country.