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Six Countries - One Team

SolidarMed consists of local country teams in the five countries of operation. Our teams include doctors, midwives, nursing specialists, computer experts, drivers and many more. From Switzerland, they are supported by a team at headquarters in Lucerne.

The SolidarMed team in Lucerne with the Country Directors. (June 2018)

Senior Management

Jochen Ehmer MD


Christian Heuss PhD

Head of Communications and Fundraising | Deputy Director

Elisabeth Meier-Birchmeier

Head of Finance, HR and Administration

Ilse van Roy

Head of International Programs

Team Switzerland

Katharine Arnold

Desk Officer Sambia

Benjamin Gross


Amélie Gottier

Desk Officer Lesotho und Zimbabwe

Armin Halilovic


Michael Hobbins PhD

Research, Quality and Development

Anne Jores PhD

Desk Officer Mozambique

Lucy Kormann

Institutional Partnerships

Lisbeth Pembele

Institutional Partnerships

Karolin Pfeiffer MD MPH

Desk Officer Tansania

Nadia Reusser


Andrea Schneeberger

Donor Management

Raphaela Scholz-Daouk

Human Ressources

René Sager

Design and Communication

Jacqueline Wespi

Accounting and Finance

Team Lesotho

The Lesotho team consists of 50 staff members based in Maseru and in the districts of Mokhotlong and Butha Buthe.

Josephine Muhairwe MD

Country Director

Ravi Gupta MD

Project Manager Health First Lesotho

Thakane Mojaje


Team Mozambique

The Mozambique team consists of 72 staff members based in Cabo Delgado province.

Barbara Kruspan

Country Director

Gaoussou Diakité MD

Technical Advisor MAMA

Marielle Jousse MD

Project Manager MAMA

Faruk Mamudo

Accounting and Finances

Team Tanzania

The Tanzania team consists of 17 staff members. They are based in Ifakara and in the districts of Ulanga, Malinyi and Mbulu.

Guy de Coulon

Country Director

Sabine Renggli PhD

Technical Advisor and Deputy Country Director

Peter Hellmold MD

Project Manager Newborn Health Malinyi

Pendo Mwihumbo

Project Manager AFYA Ulanga

Melchiades Rugatangya


Team Zambia

The Zambia team consists of 7 staff members based in Lusaka.

Danielle Harvey

Country Director

Spencer Huchulak

Project Manager Housing

Beatrice Zulu

Project Manager Nursing

Team Zimbabwe

The Zimbabwe team has a total of 24 staff, 2 volunteers, 4 interns and 16 research assistants. It is based in Masvingo and Silveira.

Janneke van Dijk MD PhD

Country Director

Witness Chigaba


Cordelia Kunzekwenyika MD

Project Manager HIV/TB

Ronald Manhibi

e-Health Project Manager

Alvern Mutengerere MD

Project Manager Non-communicable diseases

Eveline Muvirimi

Project Manager Mother & Newborn Health

Gertjian van Stam PhD

eHealth Advisor

The Board of SolidarMed (not in the picture are Hansjörg Widmer and Niklaus Labhardt).


The Board of the association is elected by the General Assembly for a term of three years. In 2018, the members of the Board of Directors performed a total of 1,345 hours of voluntary work.

Niklaus Labhardt MD Professor

Präsident | 'Forschung, Qualität und Entwicklung'

Ruth Ospelt

Vizepräsidentin | Ländervertreterin Sambia

Markus Frei MD

Program Commission Representative Mozambique

Guido Keel PhD Professor

Commission Communication

Robert van der Ploeg MD

Representative Tanzania

Gregor Stadler MD

Representative Zimbabwe

Maria Thiess

Ländervertreterin Lesotho

Hansjörg Widmer

Leiter Prüfungskommission