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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested

Support us by organising a fundraising event in your community or corporation for PICTOMED.

Are you talented in organising events and marketing? Are you well connected in society? Yes?! Then we want you!

PICTOMED depends on sponsors and donations, but so far we find it difficult to raise money and awareness.
We are open to your ideas.

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Langmattweg 5, Zürich, Zürich 8053, CH

Mission Statement

Our initial concern was the link between access to healthcare services and social integration of migrants. Language barriers are considered to be globally one of the main causes for lack of access to primary healthcare services. Our mission is therefore to develop globally applicable solutions for language based communication problems in the healthcare setting. Thereby patients with migration background and/or limited proficiency in the local language are enabled to get the same access to healthcare as well as a better standard of medical care. We hope to make a small contribution...to foster universal access to health, migrant empowerment, humanitarian relief, solidarity and to passionately advocate of inclusion and rights for migrant and refugee populations. We aim to to engage healthcare providers further in the dialogue, incite constructive discussions about interpreter use and encourage political processes and positions in favour of health equity and the refugee cause.


PICTOMED is a non-profit organisation, a support association based in Switzerland, committed to finding and promoting solutions to overcome language barriers in doctor-patient-communication. We are a Swiss medical doctor and a professional designer working on this project since 2017. We are both volunteers and founders of this NGO.

PICTOMED's Website-App will enable healthcare providers and patients who do not share a common language to communicate with ease, simply by pointing to pictures. We provide around 300 illustrations of medical symptoms. The application will be accessible free of charge, quick and easy to use, with the aim to guarantee maximal usability and effectiveness. PICTOMED is therefore an effective tool to ensure health equity and human rights of displaced populations.
Please visit www.pictomed.org for further informations.
Health & Medicine
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


Langmattweg 5Zürich, 8053Switzerland


  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 20
  • This can be an ongoing opportunity for you or just a one-time event.
  • Preferably with connections, meaning a good network to draw resources from. Preferably live in Switzerland.

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