The IFCC has launched a charitable foundation called the ‘Foundation for Emerging Nations’ (FEN). The FEN is established and registered in Swiss Law as a separate entity from IFCC with its own Board of Directors and accounting system. Graham Beastall is chair of the Board of Directors.
As its name suggests the FEN is devoted to fundraising and to supporting programmes that help to improve the quality and delivery of laboratory medicine services, particularly in emerging nations. Improving the quality of laboratory medicine services will help to increase patient safety and facilitate better clinical outcomes worldwide. Full details of the FEN are at www.ifccfoundation.org