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Passion & Compassion

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"What we do is just a drop in the ocean, 
but if we didn't do it the ocean would have one drop less"

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

ABOUT US

Our Mission


G.I.C.A.M. (Groupe International Chirurgiens Amis de la Main) is a Swiss Foundation, based in Lugano, which was founded and has been operating in the surgical field since 1998, particularly in Asia, Africa and South America. 
The mission of G.I.C.A.M. is the organization of humanitarian programs in the field of Hand Surgery, Orthopedics and Reconstructive Microsurgery. The professionals who participate in the missions are orthopedic or plastic surgeons, anesthetists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses who come from all over the world.
Our commitment is to carry out surgical operations and guarantee continuous care at the service of the smallest and poorest, often victims of social ghettoisation, civil wars and famines. For this reason, most interventions are carried out giving priority to women and children. 
Our work, with an immediate and tangible result, gives the greatest possible number of children affected by burns or congenital malformations for which they are not responsible the opportunity to have a chance in life and provides as many adults with the possibility of returning to the normality of their lives. life after accidents or traumatic events.

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ABOUT FUNDRAISING

How to support us

It is possible to make spontaneous donations as benefactors of our Foundation and some personalized partnerships are available.

Furthermore, every year we organize a Charity Dinner whose participation fee goes entirely to GICAM in support of the missions of our team of specialists.

Our next Charity Dinner will be held on November 24th in Lugano, please see the information below.

Charity Dinner

CHARITY DINNER

NOVEMBER 2024

coming soon

a passion which has guided us for 25 years

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Our success begins with your participation.

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LAST CHARITY DINNER

$100 contribution allows our Surgeons to operate on 1 child in the world.

To support us through a donation, you can make a wire transfer to:
GICAM (Gruppo Internazionale Chirurghi Amici della Mano), Via Lavizzari 4, 6900 Lugano; UBS Bank.

IBAN for wire transfers in EUR:
CH63 0024 7247 1668 1760 T

IBAN for wire transfers in CHF:
CH36 0024 7247 1668 1701 D


BIC/SWIFT: UBSWCHZH80A

  

Info and assistance:
management@gicamfoundation.org

Friends of GICAM

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Sponsors
25 years of GICAM
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For a quarter of a century, we've kept a suitcase packed and ready to embark on journeys of hope for the most vulnerable women and children. Our mission goes beyond mere surgery; it's about rebuilding futures, restoring livelihoods, and breathing new life into those who've felt all hope slip away.

Driven by 25 years of unwavering passion and boundless compassion, we've dedicated ourselves to uplifting the lives of those in challenging circumstances. Through the darkest of times, we've been a beacon of light, offering solace and a promise of a better future.

As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of GICAM, we reflect on our journey marked by relentless dedication and unwavering commitment. Eighty missions embarked upon, seventy-five thousand heartfelt visits made to both children and adults, and ten thousand transformative surgeries performed. Each number is a testament to our enduring resolve and the profound impact we've had on countless lives.

25 anni
GICAM in numbers
83
missions
75'500
visits to children
10'450
surgeries
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