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Our foundation

Emergency aid, development cooperation, non-profit

The Aide & Assistance Foundation is part of the worldwide Johanniter and Malteser. It was founded in 1994 as a section of the Malteser Hospital Service Switzerland . From the beginning, the purpose and aim of the foundation was to provide material humanitarian aid in need hospitals or educational institutions regardless of geographical boundaries.


The activity of the foundation is possible mainly due to the commitment of numerous volunteers from all over Switzerland. On January 1, 2013, this commitment was transferred to an independent foundation of the Order of Malta, Switzerland , in order to be able to organize the steadily growing commitment more effectively and professionally.

By amending the statutes of the Aide & Assistance Foundation at the end of 2023, the way was paved for a collaboration between the Order of Malta Switzerland and the Swiss Johanniter Relief Organisation that legally regulates the existing cooperation and at the same time creates the possibility of joining forces to organise even more help and assistance for people in need worldwide.

The charitable foundation now operates under the name "Johanniter-Malteser Stiftung Aide & Assistance". It is funded on voluntary work and financed by donations from private individuals, foundations and companies.

our mission

We are the only organization in Switzerland that collects hospital equipment that is no longer needed but is in good working condition and transports it to hospitals in need around the world. With an average of 50 transports per year, several thousand children and adults worldwide gain access to health.


Often we are also provided with material from schools that is no longer needed and can make an important contribution to the development of the children.

The CO2 emissions for recycling are saved and the transport costs only about half of what recycling would cost in Switzerland. Share health!


Our goal is to ensure access to medical treatment for children and adults worldwide and thus to share health.

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