EARLY IDENTIFICATION & TREATMENT
Across our programme 1,269,697 people were examined and provided with treatment to prevent needless disability.
Vaccines can afford lifelong protection from devastating diseases, and prevent people from falling into poverty. Thanks to IMPACT’s action this year 85,315 people were immunised, either directly or as a result of our motivational activities.
Across our programme 169,366 people benefited from our direct action to combat malnutrition.
Across our programme 18,802 operations were performed to restore or repair sight, hearing, mobility, fistula, hydrocephalus and cleft lip.
SAFER MOTHERHOOD & CHILD SURVIVAL
Across our international programme 34,634 mothers received pre and post-natal care thanks to our programme of action.
SAFE WATER & SANITATION
Across our programme 31,447 people benefited from safe water and improved sanitation.
Kevin McGrath has a distinguished United Nations career having worked for both the International Labour Organisation and the United Nations Development Program. In his spare time he taught skiing to people with disabilities.
Dr. Heli BathijaVice President
From 1986 to 2012 Heli worked at WHO, Geneva, in the Department of Reproductive Health and Research. Currently she holds various volunteer positions in different NGOs, including IMPACT Switzerland.
Dr. Robert BolandTreasurer
A chartered accountant in the UK and CPA in the USA, as well as a financial comptroller for several companies. Robert worked for the ILO in Geneva and 40 countries on UN projects for management, finance, environment and health care.
Dr. Ramachandra ParararajasegaramAmbassador at Large
Para served as a consultant at the Eye Hospital in Columbo until appointed as WHO’s first Regional Advisor for Prevention of Blindness in the South East Asia Region. He founded the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) when Vision 2020 the Right to Sight was launched jointly with WHO.
Yenlin ZhangUN Liaison
Yenlin has studied, worked and lived in China and in the USA. She became a full-time United Nations staff member in Geneva in 2002. Yenlin joined the IMPACT team in 2013 as our UN liaison. She a proud single mother of a son.
Sham has amassed over 25 years of experience in the field of economic development. A career with the United Nations Development Program in New York and various stations in Asia and Africa. Along with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Geneva as Coordinator for the Central Asian Republics and its relevant institutions.
Reva GutnickOperations Team Coordinator
Reva is a social worker from Canada who has been living in the Geneva area since 2002. She is the Coordinator of IMPACT Switzerland and is a consultant for international organisations in Geneva.
Shameera WiestIT & Operations
Sari LaukkanenProgramme Officer
Sari has solid experience in international operations, including coordination, administration, legal and client services, corporate management and training in private, public and international sector. She is a Programme Officer of IMPACT.