IMPACT SWITZERLAND
Taking action today to prevent disability tomorrow

MAKING AN IMPACT


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PostFinance Bank, Geneva, Suisse
PostFinance savings account CHF
IBAN : CH18 0900 0000 1458 6037 1
Account number: 14-586037-1
BIC: POFICHBEXXX

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UBS savings account CHF
IBAN: CH 5300 2792 7921 3913 M1K
Account number: 279-00213913 M1K
BIC: UBSW CHZH 80A

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IMPACT SWITZERLAND

Taking action today to prevent disability tomorrow

We are a group of committed and compassionate volunteers working to ensure that no one becomes or remains needlessly disabled through disease, lack of knowledge or shortage of medical care.

Together with individuals and foundations in Switzerland we support health-related projects in five low-income countries.

With generous support from our donors, our country-based local IMPACT partners are empowered to implement life-changing projects and build capacity in their communities.

  • 80% OF PEOPLE

    WITH DISABILITIES ARE LIVING IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

  • 33% OF THEM

    ARE CHILDREN

  • 40% OF CHILDREN

    UNDER 5 ARE STUNT

  • 57% OF HOUSEHOLDS

    HAVE NO TOILET FACILITY

Our Team

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. Heli Bathija
Dr. Heli Bathija
Vice-president
From 1986 to 2012 she 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 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. He worked for the ILO in Geneva and 40 countries on UN projects for management, finance, environment and health care.
Dr. Ramachandra Parararajasegaram
Dr. Ramachandra Parararajasegaram
Ambassador-at-large
Physician and ambassador-at-large to UN agencies, NGOs and government development programmes. He has served as Consultant at the Eye Hospital in Colombo until appointed as WHO’s first Regional Adviser 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 Zhang
Yenlin Zhang
UN Liaison
Sham Bathija
Sham Bathija
Advisor
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 Gutnick
Reva Gutnick
Operations 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 Wiest
Shameera Wiest
IT & Operations

IMPACT IS NOT AN ACRONYM! Its founder chose a word that is dynamic, descriptive of what we are trying to achieve and can be easily translated into other languages.

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