Rapport Activité 2015

Presentation

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Your hospital is a renowned academic center

In response to the appeal from the World Health Organisation, Geneva University Hospitals champion access to quality care for all. They also develop advanced medicine and enjoy an international reputation.

Obstetrics

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Making breastfeeding easier

For fifteen years, the HUG Maternity hospital has held the label of Baby Friendly Hospital, awarded by UNICEF and the WHO. This label has allowed some 50,000 babies to enjoy the benefits of breastfeeding.

Fertility

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A unique record in Switzerland

When it comes to a desire for children, customized treatment is available for couples having difficulty conceiving or who have faced a problem pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy).

Transplantation

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A new way to donate organs

Every week in Switzerland, two people on average die while awaiting an organ. On 1st October, the HUG launched a programme of organ donations known as "non-heart beating" to increase the number of donors. 

Research

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Innovating to better care for you

Science continues to move forward thanks to your university hospital, which is investing in innovation to find future cures.

Cardiology

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The revolutionary intracardiac pacemaker

A first in Switzerland in early June: two men and a woman received a revolutionary pacemaker at the HUG, barely bigger than an almond and made with biocompatible materials. At 2.9 centimetres long and the thickness of a pen, it fits directly into the right ventricle. 

Cardiology

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The revolutionary intracardiac pacemaker

A first in Switzerland in early June: two men and a woman received a revolutionary pacemaker at the HUG, barely bigger than an almond and made with biocompatible materials. At 2.9 centimetres long and the thickness of a pen, it fits directly into the right ventricle. 

Paediatric emergencies

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An app to save lives

The 2015 Innovation Award, presented by the HUG Private Foundation, was awarded to PedAMINES©, a touchscreen app dedicated to paediatric emergencies. This very innovative tool facilitates and accelerates drug preparation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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