Else Kröner Fresenius Stiftung


In recognition of special achievements in the area of development cooperation, the EKFS is adding two awards to its regular funding: the recently awarded annual Else Kröner Fresenius Preis für Medizinische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit [Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine] and the Else Kröner Global Public Health Award, presented every two years.

Else Kröner Fresenius Preis

für Medizinische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

The Else Kröner Fresenius Preis für Medizinische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit [Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine] (previously the Medical-Humanitarian Award) recognises projects that improve healthcare in developing countries. Award-winning projects are those characterised by outstanding and sustainable commitment to the sick and needy. The award is endowed with €100,000 – money that is used directly for the projects.

  • Brita Pohl, Verein PHASE Austria – Practical Help Achieving Self Empowerment, Praktische Unterstützung für nachhaltige Entwicklung, Wien, Österreich, Programm zur Verbesserung der medizinischen Versorgung von Müttern und Kindern in Mugu, Westnepal
  • Dr. med. C. Krüger, Chairman of the German Society for Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health (Gesellschaft für Tropenpädiatrie und Internationale Kindergesundheit e.V., GTP), Ahlen, Training of paediatric specialists in Tanzania: Sustainable reduction of child mortality by qualified healthcare professionals 
  • Recognition award: B. Hoefnagels, Licht für die Welt e.V (Light for the World), The National Intervention on Uncorrected Refractive Errors (NIURE), Uganda
  • Recognition award: Dr. M. Kamp, Vision:teilen e. V., TajikAid A cooperative development partnership for children with cleft lip, jaw and palate in Tajikistan

Award recipients 2014

  • Prof. Dr. M. Bajbouj, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charité Berlin, Trauma therapy for Syrian refugees
  • Prof. Dr. D. Häussinger, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectiology, University of Düsseldorf, Establishment of an institute for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in the Arsi region of Ethiopia
  • M. Aufmuth, Ein Dollar Brille e.V., Erlangen, OneDollarGlasses – Help for 150 million people
  • Dr. A. Kiefer, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Klinikum Eichsfeld, Kleinbartloff, Establishment of a urogynaecology and gynae-oncology sub-specialisation based on the successful launch of a medical specialist training programme in peripheral Ethiopia

Award recipients 2012

  • Dr. K. von dem Busche, PONTE project – Treatment of clubfoot in Eritrea, ArcheMed – Ärzte für Kinder in Not e.V.
  • B. Schweitzer, Georg Dechenreiter Wohlfahrts-Stiftung, Irene Salimi Children’s Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Haverich, Hannover Medical School, Development of the Toase Medical Centers in Toase, Ghana
  • Prof. Dr. B. Sponholz, University of Würzburg, Combatting rickets and calcium deficiency in mothers and children in semi-tropical West Africa

Award recipients 2010

  • Dr. A. Schraml, Aktion Feuerkinder in Tansania, Medical care for children and young people with severe burns and deformities, training of healthcare professionals Rummelsberger Dienste für Menschen
  • R. Bähr, Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung (DSW), Fight Fistula, Medical care and prevention for fistula patients in Ethiopia
  • M. Grosspietsch, Shanti Leprahilfe Dortmund, Training projects and medical care in a clinic for the poor, for marginalised, sick and elderly people in Nepal

Else Kröner Global Public Health Award

The Else Kröner Global Public Health Award is presented every two years to a master’s graduate with an outstanding master’s thesis on the subject of global public health. The award includes a cash prize of €1,000 and a travel grant up to a maximum of €4,000 for travel to a Foundation medical-humanitarian funding project. Connected with the travel grant is an assignment to prepare an evaluation report on the project visited. The purpose of the award is to encourage young people to scientifically analyse current global public health problems in developing countries and to identify opportunities for improvement.

Award recipients 2016

  • Berlin: Christiane Hagel "Identifying contributions to global health research on Ebola using co-authorship"
  • Bielefeld: Holger Lewe "Determinants of domestic violence in Africa and the Middle East – physical and sexual assault of women in Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Congo and Nigeria"
  • Heidelberg: Chisomo Petross "Maternal Care within the context of Performance Based Financing and
    women ́s experiences in the district of Mangochi, Malawi"
  • München: Paul Schutzmeier "Gold mining in Ecuador: A cross-sectional assessment of mercury in urine and medical symptoms in miners from Portovelo/Zaruma"

Award recipients 2014

  • Berlin: Bornice Bjomndo "The Prevalence of Intimate Partner Violence among women of different Socioeconominc Status in Swaziland and its association to ill-health outcomes"; Ellen Grießhammer "Providing Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Family Planning Services to Indigenous People in Mindanao" 
  • Bielefeld: Fabian Erdsiek "Extreme Weather and climatic event-related Determinants of psychological Well-being among Residents of coastal Bangladesh"  
  • Heidelberg: Günther Slesak "Charactersistics of Road Trafic Injuries in Luang Mantha, North-Laos: Repeated Hospital Surveys from 2007 to 2011"  
  • München: Laura Katharina Busert "Dietary Diversity is associated with Child conditional Growth in rural Nepal"

Award recipients 2012

  • Berlin: Eleonora Kinnicutt "A Quality Assessment of Infant and Perinatal Mortality  Statistical Data in Albania for the years 2000-2010"
  • Bielefeld: Johanna Katharina Brinkel "Respiratory Symptoms ans Associated Risk Factors among the Poor in Bangladesh - Results of a Population-Based Study in Urban Slums of Dhaka and Adjacent Rural Villages"
  • Heidelberg: Dr. Roland Kersten "Too complicated for the field? Measuring quality of care in humanitarian aid settings"
  • München: Lisa Maria Pfadenhauer "Towards effective water, sanitation and hygiene interventions in the Philippines: a mixed method approach"