Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine 2021

Topic: "Epidemic Preparedness and Response"
Call of Proposals: Humanitarian Funding

The award acknowledges outstanding projects which contribute toward improving medical healthcare in developing countries along with those persons from organizations who are responsible for the projects. The award is endowed with 100,000 euros. This year the award honors projects on the topic of “Epidemic Preparedness and Response.”

To be understood among them are activities with the aim to prevent or minimize the emergence and spreading of infectious diseases. Factors related to “Epidemic Preparedness and Response” include the launching of routine monitoring systems as well as the continuous drafting, revision and implementation of detection, preparedness and response plans.

Applications are welcome and desired which involve successful projects from OECD DAC-listed countries that are based on partnership and demonstrate how outbreaks of epidemics let themselves be detected and prevented at an early stage. The focus thereby lies less on current strategies to combat COVID-19 than on numerous other known infectious diseases which can trigger epidemics – for instance acute meningitis, cholera, dengue fever or Zika fever, diphtheria, whooping cough, polio, malaria, measles, viral hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola et al. What are being sought are ideas that are already being successfully implemented which may be innovative and out of the ordinary.

Please note the information for application submission below.

The deadline for application is May 27th, 2021.

The award ceremony shall foreseeably be held at the end of October 2021 at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in Berlin.

Portrait Dr. Judith von Heusinger
Dr. Judith von Heusinger
Medical Development Cooperation


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