Swiss Red Cross
Mission – Objectives We at the Swiss Red Cross strive to prevent or alleviate human suffering in Switzerland and other countries. We protect human health, lives and dignity. We foster their ability to help themselves and others Fundamental Principles – Integration – Mission We are a part of the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement and act in accordance with its seven Fundamental Principles of Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality. We help particularly vulnerable and underprivileged individuals and groups because everyone has the same rights and is entitled to their place in society. Promotion – values We teach humanitarian values to people from all generations and sectors of society. We promote the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and bring them to life thereby contributing to a respectful, peaceful coexistence. Services – use of resources As an organization we are committed and future-oriented. Diversity in unity and collaboration are our strengths. We carry out our activities with high quality standards and use the resources entrusted to us responsibly and cost-consciously. In this way, we do the greatest humanitarian good. Volunteers – staff As volunteers, honorary position-holders and staff members, we do our work in favour of the most vulnerable and underprivileged with the utmost commitment and we are ambassadors of the Swiss Red Cross. We provide modern terms of employment and working environment and promote the recognition of voluntary work in society. Relations with Federal authorities – collaboration We are recognized by the Federal government as the only Red Cross Society of Switzerland and in fulfilling our humanitarian work we are an active and independent partner of the authorities at all levels. We work in partnership with the members of the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement and other social and humanitarian organizations
Program goal: Healthy people in resilient communities Objective 1: Health 1.1. Integrated Health Program: The SRC Program in Laos will take a Life-Course approach encompassing pregnancy, birth, newborns, infancy, children, adolescents and adulthood, in order to recognize critical periods in life. Main thematic support in Primary Health Care with focus on Reproductive Health and WASH 1.2. Contribution to Universal Health Coverage and social health protection The SRC will continue to contribute to improvements in access to health services, in Lao PDR, through its support of the Government’s strategy of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and by strengthening the health system. Its support to UHC includes:
- contributing to health sector reform with focus on the health financing and governance & management pillars, and developing, innovative approaches to social health protection schemes with a focus on services for the poor and vulnerable
- improving quality assurance of the social health protection schemes through technical assistance with monitoring, analysis and verification
- empowering communities to define their health needs and to claim access to health services and
- linking those communities with the public health services.
Contact Person:Bounlam Souvannasab
Country Representative / Country Coordinator:Jean-Marc THOME
Address:Swiss/Lao Red Cross Office, Setthatirath Avenue, Imp. 1 Xiengnhune, Chanthabouly district, Vientiane Lao PDR.