In Switzerland, we are in a privileged situation as far as medical care is concerned. Both mother and child enjoy the security and well-being of a modern infrastructure when giving birth. Unfortunately, there are many countries where people do not have this privilege.
Prof. Thomas M. Berger, former head physician of the neonatological and paediatric intensive care unit of the Lucerne Children's Hospital, has been working as a paediatrician in the field of neonatology at the Zug Cantonal Hospital since 2017. Together with his wife Sabine Berger, paediatric nurse, he founded the association NEO FOR NAMIBIA - Helping Babies Survive three years ago.
NEO FOR NAMIBIA - Helping Babies Survive is a non-profit organisation based in Switzerland that focuses on the implementation of simple medical interventions known to improve the survival rates of newborns.
Since 2019, the Zug Cantonal Hospital has been supporting this humanitarian neonatology project in Namibia. The organisation receives a small donation for each baby born at the Zug Cantonal Hospital.
For more information about the project and the work done so far, please visit the website of NEO FOR NAMIBIA – Helping Babies survive
Prof. Thomas M. Berger, paediatrician, neonatologist and intensive care physician and Sabine Berger, paediatric nurse