Coming soon: Award Ceremony - Malteser International receives 100.000 Euro for a project in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Project on "Epidemic Preparedness and Response" is awarded one of the most important prizes in the field of development cooperation by the Else Kröner Fresenius Foundation
Award Ceremony: Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine 2021

Bad Homburg v.d. Höhe, October 21, 2021 – How can outbreaks of epidemics be detected at an early stage and prevented? The focus of this year’s presentation of the Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine on the 28th of October lies on the topic “Epidemic Preparedness and Response” – the combating of numerous well-known infectious diseases that can cause epidemics – for example acute meningitis, the plague, polio, malaria or Ebola. At 100,000 euros, the award is one of the most important and best-endowed prizes in the development cooperation sector.

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

Place: Livestream:

Malteser International together with Dr. Jean-Paul Uvoyo Ulangi, Country Medical Coordinator DR Congo and Regional Health Advisor, “Community communication as key for Preparedness, Prevention and Response – A comprehensive approach toward epidemics in the northeast of the DRC”


  • Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Parlamentary State Secretary, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (“BMZ”)
  • Elhadj As Sy, co-chair of the World Bank/WHO Global Pandemic Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) and chair at the World Health Summit in Berlin

Get in the mood for our awards ceremony with our teaser film:


Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (EKFS) – Advancing research. Helping people.
The Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung, a non-profit foundation, is dedicated to the funding of medical research and supports medical-humanitarian projects. To date the foundation has funded around 2,200 projects. With a current annual funding volume of over 60 million euros, EKFS is the largest foundation funding medicine in Germany. You can find more information at:

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Malteser International
Malteser International is the worldwide relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta for humanitarian aid. The organisation provides aid to people in need in around 100 projects in 30 countries, regardless of their religion, origin or political convictions. Christian values and the humanitarian principles of impartiality and independence form the basis of its work. Further information:

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