Regular Line of Funding

Alongside direct medical assistance for patients and measures towards improving local medical infrastructure, the foundation equally supports initial and advanced medical training projects in developing countries.
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Medical capacity-building is promoted at all levels of the healthcare system. That’s how the foundation wants to achieve “help for self-help”, the capacity-building that contributes towards improving the local medical situation as sustainably as possible.

Funding focuses on initial and advanced medical training – from the healthcare worker in the countryside all the way to the university-level lecturer or medical specialist at a university. In the long term the projects are supposed to be set forth by native nurses and doctors themselves. To accomplish this it is also essential to create an adequate on-site environment and incentives to prevent an exodus of qualified personnel: by improving the local medical infrastructure, by creating local networks, through cooperations with clinics, universities, business enterprises and politics. Special importance is attached to involving local partners in project planning and implementation.

The foundation’s applicants in the medical-humanitarian sector are public service healthcare facilities such as university hospitals, hospitals and charitable organisations and associations with a medical orientation that are based in Germany or other European countries (for more information see Information for Applicants).

An application containing project components in the following areas is possible at any time:

Direct medical assistance and improved healthcare:

  • Improving in-patient and out-patient care, for example development or funding of treatment centres, introduction of new treatment methods
  • Development of prevention and information programmes, for example funding of regional health counselling centres or local networks of helpers and multipliers

Initial and advanced medical training:

  • Direct medical training and professional advancement of skilled medical staff, for example health workers, midwives, nursing-care staff, clinical officers, medical-technical professions, students, physicians
  • Training of multipliers, for example by establishing teaching entities, by funding specific training programmes, or by improving instruction materials
  • Collection and analysis of medical data targeted exclusively towards a medical-humanitarian objective

Application submission is possible at any time. The humanitarian aspect of the project must be clearly recognisable. In justified cases, follow-up applications for the continuation of a project may be submitted. This is only possible following conclusion of the project time frame along with submission of the final report and documentation verifying the allocation of resources.

Applications shall be accepted solely via e-mail addressed to or

The application must be structured in the form of three separately saved PDF files: A Project description, B CVs and lists of publications, C Appendices (e.g. certification attesting to non-profit character, official permits and authorisations, confirmations of cooperations, written references, declaration of consent GDPR).

Please take note of the Information for Applicants. It is recommended to first-time applicants that they make contact with the foundation per telephone or e-mail for advisory consultation prior to application submission.

Dr. Judith von Heusinger
Medical-humanitarian Development Cooperation (humanitarian Funding)
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Information for Applicants
Information on the Preparation of an Interim Report
Information on the Preparation of a Final Report
Funding Conditions
Requirements for the Funds Utilisation Statement
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