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The German Medical Aid Organisation Action Medeor e.V. was founded in 1964 with the aim of providing essential medicines and medical equipment to poor and needy people in developing countries. Action Medeor sees its task in providing help to many health stations and now supports 9000 stations and projects in 140 countries. Since 1998 the medical aid organization has been developing into a more comprehensive health care organization. Local projects and medical-pharmaceutical expertise are core tasks.
The main fields of activities are:
- providing access to essential pharmaceuticals
- working towards reducing illnesses related to poverty, such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and leishmaniasis
- developing and supporting primary health care services and
- providing medical aid in cases of emergencies and catastrophes.