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:
Country Medical Coordinator DRC & Regional Health Advisor, Malteser International
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 email@example.com
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”.