Else Kröner Fresenius Stiftung

Else Kröner Fresenius Preis für

Medizinische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit 2016

Award recipient:              Dr Carsten Krüger, Chairman of the German Society for Tropical
                                            Paediatrics and International Child Health (GTP) located in Ahlen

Project:                              Training of paediatric specialists in Tanzania: Sustainable reduction of 
                                            child mortality by qualified health personnel

The Else Kröner Fresenius Preis für Medizinische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit [Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine] recognises projects that further the direct and sustainable improvement of medical care in developing countries. The award is endowed with €100,000.

An awards ceremony was held on 20 October 2016 at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. Among those in attendance were:

Dr Auma Obama, of the Sauti Kuu Foundation as laudatory speaker.

Thomas Silberhorn, parliamentary state secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development as representative of the German government.

Two awards of recognition

Although there was a clear decision for the main award, the jury was impressed by two other projects. Therefore EKFS decided to support the future work of the following two projects through awards of recognition, each endowed with €50,000.

Recognition award:       Dr Martin Kamp, Vision: teilen e. V.

Project:                           TajikAid – A cooperative development partnership for children with cleft lip, jaw
                                        and palate in Tajikistan.

Recognition award:       Benedict Hoefnagels, Licht für die Welt e. V.

Project:                           The National Intervention on Uncorrected Refractive Errors (NIURE), Uganda

Impression of the award ceremony

Copyright: Thomas Köhler/photothek/EKFS

Interested project managers were invited to submit medical projects in the humanitarian field or development cooperation up until 10 April 2016 that:

  • serve to improve medical training or patient care in developing countries,
  • have been underway for at least a year and will continue for at least one more year
  • have not yet been sponsored by the Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung.