Child Health: Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine 2024

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Berlin, Deutschland
The award is endowed with 100,000 euros. This year the award honors projects on the topic of "Child Health"
Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine

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.
 

Although global child mortality has fallen over the last 30 years, a child born in sub-Saharan Africa or South Asia is still ten times more likely to die in the first month of life than a child born in a high-income country. Every year, around 5 million children under the age of 5 die due to a lack of health services, often from preventable or treatable causes. In order to sustainably strengthen medical care for children in developing countries, the EKFS is already promoting a special program on child health.

~ 5
million children under the age of 5
die due to a lack of health services

Proposals were encouraged which involve successful projects from OECD DAC-listed countries that are based on partnership. The projects should show how the survival rates and health of children under the age of 5 can be improved by improving the qualifications of healthcare professionals and providing good clinical care. In addition to the high quality and innovation of the project, the special performance and personality of the proposed person responsible for the project will also be equally rewarded. The projects should be carried out by or with local partners, strengthen the respective healthcare structures and serve as a model for projects in this area.

The award ceremony will take place on October 15, 2024 in Berlin.

An invitation will be sent by email.

Dr. Jochen Bitzer
Dr. Jochen Bitzer
Medical Development Cooperation