From left: Thomas Silberhorn, Parliamentary State Secretary, Horst Köhler, former Federal President, Brita Pohl, awardee, Dr. Dieter Schenk, Chairman of EKFS Foundation Board, Dr. Carolin Kröner, EKFS Foundation Board member, Thomas Honzen, Foundation Board member, Prof. Dr. Michael Göring, Chairman of the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen, Copyright: Inga Kjer/Photothek
Else Kröner Fresenius Stiftung

Else Kröner Fresenius Preis für

Medizinische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit 2017

The Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung (EKFS) is awarding this year’s Else Kröner Fresenius Preis für Medizinische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit [Else Kröner Fresenius Award for Development Cooperation in Medicine] to the PHASE Austria association. The EKFS is awarding the prize in recognition of the association’s programme for improving mother-child health care in West Nepal. The prize, which is endowed with a sum of €100,000, was presented in Berlin at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in the presence of former Federal President Horst Köhler and the Chairman of the Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen [Association of German Foundations], Michael Göring.

Awardee:       Brita Pohl, PHASE Austria association –
                        Practical Help Achieving Self Empowerment,
                        Praktische Unterstützung für nachhaltige Entwicklung,
                        Vienna, Austria

Project:          Programme for the improvement of mother-child health care
                        in Mugu, West Nepal

Opening address: Prof. Dr. Horst Köhler, former Federal President

Laudation: Prof. Dr. Michael Göring, Chairman of the Association of German Foundations

Press release

The Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations in 2000 defined mother-child health as one of the key focus areas of international development work. Despite considerable efforts at an international level, however, the actual improvements achieved were inadequate, and this area received renewed emphasis in the new UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2015. In order to acknowledge and further support the commitment in this critical area, the Else Kröner Fresenius Preis für Medizinische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit is to be awarded this year for projects in the field of mother-child health.


Impressions of the award ceremony 2017

Copyright: Inga Kjer/Photothek