The EFVM is a foundation for vascular medicine and prevention.
Modern high-performance medicine has made a major contribution to improving the quality of life and life expectancy of ill people in recent years and decades. But not all patients have access to high-performance medicine.
In order to gain access to high-performance medicine, it must first be made available. The national health care of a country must therefore grant this. Also, a health insurance system must exist to cover the sometimes enormous costs.
Therefore it quickly becomes clear that access varies significantly between industrialized countries and so-called developing countries.
However, it is a fallacy to think that “living in an industrial nation” alone is the guarantee of access to good medical care.
This is partly reflected in different illness rates in individual regions of Germany. Thus, the heart attack mortality rate in the states of Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is above average compared to the other federal states. Despite scientifically founded guidelines of medical societies, patients even in Germany are not treated optimally everywhere and according to the stipulations of the gold standard.
The situation is intensified by the increasing aging of society in the industrial nations. This increases the absolute number of degenerative vascular diseases as well as their consequences for vital organs such as the heart, brain and kidneys.
The EFVM is committed to ensuring that people in rural areas and non-metropolitan areas receive access to and participation in top-level medical care. It is therefore important to create health care structures and to develop secure therapy pathways.
As part of its involvement/dedication to tackling the inequality of optimal medical treatment the EFVM also focuses on international health projects.
In line with 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 care plays a central role.
In addition, the EFVM is also committed to placing the migration medicine more in the focus of patient care.