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FEATURED PROJECTS

priorities

IMPACT PRIORITIES FOR ACTION



EARLY IDENTIFICATION & TREATMENT



IMMUNISATION



ENDING MALNUTRITION





ACCESSIBLE SURGERY



SAFER MOTHERHOOD & CHILD SURVIVAL



SAFE WATER & SANITATION




HEALTHY AGING



PREVENTING TRAUMA & PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH



POVERTY ALLEVIATION





team

OUR TEAM

The IMPACT Switzerland team is committed to improving the life chances of those with limited access to health care. As volunteers we bring a wide range of skills, interests and experience.
We would love for you to join us.

(Click on a photo below to read more about our team members.)

Kevin McGrath

Kevin McGrath

President

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. Robert Boland

Dr. Robert Boland

Treasurer

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.

Yenlin Zhang

Yenlin Zhang

Vice-President

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.

Reva Gutnick

Reva Gutnick

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.

Vorasith Khieu

Vorasith Khieu

Social Media Coordinator

Vorasith has worked in France and Netherlands in Finance industry and has been board member of several NGOs focusing on South-East Asia. Vorasith is Social Media Coordinator of IMPACT Switzerland and works in a Swiss Private Bank.

Emma Deng

Emma Deng

Board Member

Emma has double Master Degrees in Finance and Marketing and has worked on Relationship Management, Business Development and Sales in China, France and Switzerland. She was also Independent Fundraiser of WWF. Emma is Board Member of IMPACT Switzerland and works in banking sector.

Kevin McGrath

Kevin McGrath

President

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. Robert Boland

Dr. Robert Boland

Treasurer

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.

Yenlin Zhang

Yenlin Zhang

Vice-President

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.

Reva Gutnick

Reva Gutnick

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.

Vorasith Khieu

Vorasith Khieu

Social Media Coordinator

Vorasith has worked in France and Netherlands in Finance industry and has been board member of several NGOs focusing on South-East Asia. Vorasith is Social Media Coordinator of IMPACT Switzerland and works in a Swiss Private Bank.

Emma Deng

Emma Deng

Board Member

Emma has double Master Degrees in Finance and Marketing and has worked on Relationship Management, Business Development and Sales in China, France and Switzerland. She was also Independent Fundraiser of WWF. Emma is Board Member of IMPACT Switzerland and works in banking sector.

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Historical perspective of Impact Switzerland

Impact is an international organisation, the genesis of a unique partnership between WHO, UNICEF and UNDP as part of the United Nations Year of the Disabled, created in 1981. It is the brain-child of Sir John Wilson, himself blinded as a school boy and founder of Sight-Savers International of the United Kingdom. It’s goal is that no one should become or remain needlessly disabled by disease, lack of knowledge or shortage of medical services in the face of the depressing scenario that 15% of the world’s people are disabled, 80 % are living in developing countries, a third of whom are children. In 2013 Impact Switzerland was created to expand the financial network of theImpact federation. Today, Impact has 11 national foundations, supported by three financial Partners (Impact UK, Impact Norway and Impact Switzerland).

The archives of Impact Switzerland have been digitised, and are available via the link here. These are viewable via Google Drive, and contain information on the origin of impact since it’s founding by Sir. John Wilson CBE.

events

EVENTS

Coming soon in 2019

louis
I’m proud to be a supporter of IMPACT Switzerland, helping to make a huge difference in the lives of so many.
Switzerland's own Louis Ackermann, Ironman World Champion in 2011
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