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What we are committed to

The EFVM is a foundation for vascular medicine and prevention.

Modern high-performance medicine has played a major role in increasing the quality of life and life expectancy of even sick people in recent years and decades. But not all patients have access to high-performance medicine.

To gain access to high-performance medicine, it must first be offered at all. The health care system of a country, therefore, must grant this. A health insurance system must also exist to cover the sometimes enormous costs. It quickly becomes clear that access varies significantly between industrialized and developing countries.

However, it is a fallacy to think that “living in an industrialized nation” alone guarantees access to good medicine. This is partly reflected in different disease rates in individual regions of Germany. For example, heart attack mortality in the states of Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is above average compared to the other states. Despite scientifically based guidelines from medical societies, patients in Germany are not always treated optimally and according to the gold standard.

The situation is aggravated

by the increasing aging of society in the industrialized nations. This means that the absolute number of degenerative vascular diseases and their consequences for vital organs such as the heart, brain and kidneys are increasing.

EFVM is committed to ensuring that people in rural regions and outside of metropolitan areas (= non-metropolitan regions) have access to and participate in cutting-edge university medicine. This requires the creation of medical care structures and the development of safe therapy paths.

As part of its commitment to combating inequality of opportunity, EFVM also focuses on international health projects.

Analogous to the non-metropolitan approach for Germany, the focus here is on improving health care for patients in low-resource settings in the sub-Saharan zone. Here, mother-child health plays a central role.

EFVM is also committed to bringing migration medicine more into the focus of patient care.