Eight Countries - One Team
SolidarMed consists of local country teams in the eight 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.
Jochen Ehmer MD
Christian Heuss PhD
Head of Communications and Fundraising | Deputy Director
Head of Finance, HR and Administration
Ilse van Roy
Head of International Programmes
Digital Marketing & Fundraising
Lucia Gonzalez Fernandez MD, MSc.
Assistant International Programmes
Michael Hobbins PhD
Research, Quality and Development
Anne Jores PhD
Karolin Pfeiffer MD MPH
Laura Ruckstuhl PhD
Design and Communication
Programmes Zambia, South Africa, Kenya, India
Finance and HR-Administration
Communication (maternity representation)
The Lesotho team consists of 50 staff members based in Maseru and in the districts of Mokhotlong and Butha Buthe.
Ravi Gupta MD
Project Manager Health First Lesotho
The Mozambique team consists of 72 staff members based in Cabo Delgado province.
Gaoussou Diakité MD
Technical Advisor MAMA
Project Manager Ancuabe
Accounting and Finances
Project Manager Triage
Project Manager UVONA
The Tanzania team consists of 17 staff members. They are based in Ifakara and in the districts of Ulanga, Malinyi and Mbulu.
Peter Hellmold MD
Project Manager Newborn Health Malinyi
Project Manager AFYA Ulanga
The Zambia team consists of 7 staff members based in Lusaka.
Project Manager Housing
Project Manager Nursing
Projektmanager und Technischer Berater Medical Licenciate
The Zimbabwe team has a total of 24 staff, 2 volunteers, 4 interns and 16 research assistants. It is based in Masvingo and Silveira.
Country Director Zimbabwe
Cordelia Kunzekwenyika MD
Project Manager HIV/TB
e-Health Project Manager
Alvern Mutengerere MD
Project Manager Non-communicable diseases
Project Manager Maternal & Newborn Health
The Board of the association is elected by the General Assembly for a term of three years. In 2019, the members of the Board of Directors performed a total of 1,233 hours of voluntary work.
Niklaus Labhardt MD Professor
President | 'Research, Quality & Development'
Vice President | Representative Zambia
Markus Frei MD
Program Commission Representative Mozambique
Finance & Economy
Guido Keel PhD Professor
Marketing & Communictation | Kenya, South Africa & India
Expertise in the international health sector
Robert van der Ploeg MD
Gregor Stadler MD
Head of Audit Commission