Epidemic Preparedness and Response: Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine 2021

The award is endowed with 100,000 euros. This year it honors projects pertaining to the topic of „Epidemic Preparedness and Response“.
Award Ceremony: Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine 2021

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.

Applications were 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, plague, 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.

This year's winner has already been determined.

The Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine 2021 goes to:

Award winner: Dr. Jean-Paul Uvoyo Ulangi

Country Medical Coordinator DRC & Regional Health Advisor, Malteser International

Award-winning project: Community communication as key for Preparedness, Prevention and Response

A comprehensive approach towards epidemics in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Look forward to detailed background information about the awardee and gain deeper insights into the award-winning project at the award ceremony: 

Date: Thursday, 28th of October 2021, 6 p.m.

Event: Due to the Corona pandemic, the awards ceremony will be a digital event.
Live stream: https://www.unitylivestream.com/Livestream/ul-wt-22/index.html

Where: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Berlin

Queries: Silke Deletz, +49 6172 8975-23 or preisverleihung@ekfs.de

Keynote Speaker: Elhadj As Sy, co-chair of the World Bank/WHO Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) and Chairman of World Health Summit in Berlin.

Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretaries at the German Development Ministry, gives the welcoming speech about “The importance of One Health for global health”.