humedica headlines April 2012

April 2012

by Ruth Bücker,  2012/04/26

+++ Ethiopia at the Nuremberg Spring Festival +++ Please focus all your attention on us +++ Handing over drugs to Mayor in Mali +++ Global support by Globus Fachmärkte +++

Ethiopia at the Nuremberg Spring Festival

Socialising, talking, renewing old friendships and establishing new ones: the business and media group, which comes together several times a year and was initiated by Tucher Bräu GmbH & Co. KG in Nuremberg, is a platform for exchange among various representatives from the fields of business, politics and media.

It was important to CEO Fred Höfler to motivate also other representatives of business and media in the group to make a donation. Photo: humedica/Ruth Bücker

But beyond that, the group meeting that took place on April 10 of this year, was held for a much more important purpose: it was the setting for the hand-over of a donation of 3,500 euros, which CEO Fred Höfler submitted to humedica employee Joachim Panhans.

It had not been his intention to evoke a bad conscience among the group members, by telling them about the suffering people in less developed countries, emphasised Höfler, who has been supporting humedica for many years already. But nevertheless, it was very important to him to present the work of humedica, and maybe the donation of Tucher Bräu would motivate his colleagues to contribute a donation themselves.

The donated 3.500 euros will be used to build a well and hence to ensure provision with vital drinking water to several hundreds of children, women and men.

At this point – on behalf of the families in Ethiopia – we would once more like to say a heartfelt “Thank you” to the Tucher brewery and to all those present who support our valuable work.

Please focus all your attention on us

It is a continuous challenge to catch people’s attention without publishing advertisements or commercials that are liable to costs. But this is exactly one of the basic principles of humedica: your donations are by no means to be spent on newspaper advertisements or posters, but they are to reach the project countries.

The donated advertising screen at a convention in Stuttgart. Photo: humedica

It is essential for us to rouse public interest and to expand awareness of our work. This is the only way to raise financial support for targeted relief measures. We achieve this mainly by publishing reports about the work of humedica in the print media, by broadcasting interviews with our mission team members on the radio and on TV or by reporting on our own homepage.

Besides that, we also take advantage of special conventions or public events to present our work. At the beginning of last year, humedica received great support in form of a donation in kind by the company posso marketing GmbH.

Now we dispose of a special advertising screen, a corresponding pedestal for setting it up and a rack for information material and can present ourselves to interested visitors in a professional way.

The humedica team would like to thank the posso marketing Gmbh for this wonderful support and wishes them all the best.

Handing over drugs to Mayor in Mali

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, working together is success.” In July 2010, Aroudeiny Ag Hamatou (Mayor of the Anderamboukane Region/Mali), founder of the association Tamat e.V. and humedica employees came together for first talks and got acquainted with each other.

It was with great pleasure that the Ambassador of Mali received the donated drugs and handed them over to Mayor Aroudeiny. Photo: humedica

When taking Henry Ford’s words for true, that staying together is progress and working together is success, then we can definitely report a great success: at the beginning of March, the humedica coordinator and the Mayor from Mali, who was deeply concerned for the citizens of his city, met again in Niger.

The ongoing drought in the Sahelian zone and the supply bottlenecks resulting from it had severely threatened to put a stop to the operation of the hospital in Anderamboukane and had also threatened human lives. Therefore, Aroudeiny asked humedica for our support and for a relief shipment of drugs to the Malian border city.

During a meeting with the Ambassador of Mali in the Nigerien capital of Niamey and with Aroudeiny Ag Hamatou, who had also travelled to Niamey, humedica employee Miriam Börjesson submitted the relief shipment, which contained medications for malaria for about 1,000 children, medications for infectious diseases for 6,000 adults, drugs for gastro-intestinal diseases for 3,000 children and vitamin products for another 4,800 girls and boys. Working together is success – that is beyond question!

Global support by Globus Fachmärkte

With humedica you know for certain that the donations will arrive where you intend them to arrive.” Udo Fischer, deputy branch manager of Globus Fachmärkte GmbH & Co. KG in Königsbrunn, has been supporting humedica and in particular the Christmas gift campaign "Gift from the Heart" for years on a private basis.

Udo Fischer transferred his private commitment also to his professional life. Photo: humedica/Ruth Bücker

Every year he and his family make up Christmas packages that are sent to the humedica project countries. Besides giving the little recipients some reason for joy, the main motivation for his commitment in the "Gift from the Heart" campaign is also to give his children a better understanding of the principles of sharing.

Lately, Udo Fischer has transferred his private commitment also to his working environment: he initiated a donation campaign at the Königsbrunn branch of Globus Fachmärkte. The branch filled several boxes with colourful shawls, children's caps and gloves, which will be included in Gifts from the Heart and sent to children in need before Christmas 2012.

It is great to see how people get carried away by the “Gift from the Heart” idea and assume commitment”, said also the humedica employee in charge Joachim Panhans. "We are grateful for support campaigns like the one initiated by Udo Fischer, who shows commitment both privately and in working life to help those children, for whom Christmas presents would otherwise just be a distant dream.

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