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Antenna Foundation

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With Denis Von Der Weid, Founder of the Antenna Foundation, in December 2021.
With Denis Von Der Weid, Founder of the Antenna Foundation, in December 2021.

The Antenna Foundation is a Swiss non-profit foundation recognized as a public utility. It was created 30 years ago in Geneva by Denis von der Weid. The Foundation is committed to scientific research and the dissemination of innovative solutions that address the basic needs of the most deprived. To achieve this, Antenna collaborates with an international network of scientists on research projects in the fields of nutrition, water and hygiene, agroecology, medicine, energy, and microcredit.

The goal? To find local, low-tech, low-cost solutions to improve access to essential needs for the most vulnerable. This ambitious mission is carried out by dedicated individuals and strong partners.

Denis von der Weid, President and Founder of Antenna, says of his friend: “Dominique joined the Foundation’s board in 2017 and puts her energy and passion at the service of this noble cause. Highly committed to this mission, she takes her role to heart and tries whenever possible to highlight Antenna’s actions and build relationships with potential partners.”

Activity reports can be downloaded on the website by clicking on the link below: Annual Reports

For more information on Antenna’s work in public health, click here.

Also, bilingual reports on Public Health:
Solutions for Public Health in French
Solutions for Public Health in English

And also, the interview on Radio Cité Genève on 15/11/21:
Listen here


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During the autumn of 2017, I joined the Board of the Antenna Foundation at the request of my friend Denis von der Weid, who is its founder, inspirer, and driving force!

Antenna is a Swiss foundation dedicated to scientific research and the dissemination of technological, economic, and medical solutions to meet the essential needs of the most vulnerable communities.

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The Antenna Foundation cannot be reduced to a list of actions in around twenty countries and 60 unique projects led by hundreds of collaborators… for over 25 years, it has been implementing a forward-thinking vision of research and the dissemination of technologies tailored to the essential needs of the most deprived populations. Antenna undertakes and participates in research projects in the fields of clean water, agriculture, medicine, nutrition, and energy.

The Foundation has been heavily involved in the development of herbal medicine, especially concerning hypertensive plants: Combretum micranthum (known as Kinkeliba) and Hibiscus sabdariffa (known as Bissap), which are used in the preparation of popular beverages in West Africa. They are also widely employed in traditional medicine to treat various diseases, including hypertension.

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Hibissap and Mikeliba, two natural medicines developed by the Antenna Foundation.

This project is an initiative of the Antenna Medicines program aimed at slowing down the hypertension epidemic among deprived populations but also in Western countries where there is a strong increase in demand for natural products without undesirable effects.

The proceeds from the products sold will be used to fund additional studies in Southern countries. For antihypertensive medications, Antenna collaborates, among others, with the University of Geneva, the University Gaston Berger in St. Louis (Senegal), and DIXA AG in St. Gallen, which distributes the products under the names Hibissap® and Mikeliba®.

For more information:

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