Our impact

Hospital Partners worldwide talk about their projects

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The funding program - an overview

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Head of Department of the Protestant University Mbouo in Cameroon, Mr. Blaise Kenmogne, about global health

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The Hospital Partnerships Initiative at the World Health Summit

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The current funding round is open until 15th of December 2019 - apply now!

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    Hand in your application
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    Conclude a grant contract
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    Implement your partnership project

Our initiative


The Hospital Partnerships – Partners Strengthen Health initiative systematically promotes partnerships between health care organisations in Germany and medical institutions in low and middle income countries. Professionals, such as doctors, nursing scientists, public health specialists, midwives, nurses and medical administrators, cooperate as equals with their peers. They share their professional knowledge, experiences and ideas specifically in order to improve healthcare on the ground in selected thematic areas. Twice a year there are funding rounds open with a sum up to 50.000 Euro.


Our objective

For everyone to be able to access the medical care they actually need. Our contribution consists in promoting our partners and providing them with professional support.

Our approach

We aim to promote peer-to-peer partnerships for better health care as envisaged in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In future, this holistic approach is designed to help ensure universal health coverage worldwide, regardless of age or location.

Our funding programmes


Hospital Partnerships

Partners strengthen health

Health Partnerships – Global

promotes partnerships between organisations in various health-related fields, worldwide

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University and Hospital Partnerships in Africa

promotes partnerships with universities and hospitals in African countries in regularly changing specialist fields

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Dr. Carolin Kröner

We do love to support small organisations: Take the chance and apply now!

Dr. Carolin Kröner, Member of Board of Else Kröner-Fresenius-Foundation
Child Nurse at the Charité Berlin: Mrs. Kranz. Copyright: ©GIZ/Steph Ketelhut

We have learned a lot in Eritrea - for example how you can make the best of a situation in a hospital for mother-and-child-care.

Mrs. Gesche Kranz, pediatric nurse at University Hospital Charité Berlin/Germany
Dr. Vanessa Kandoole-Kabwere is physician in the malawian city Blantyre. Copyright: ©GIZ/Nyokabi Kahura

The point-of-care-ultrasound-training with my german colleague gives me the opportunity to make a quick and safe diagnosis.

Dr. Vanessa Kandoole-Kabwere , lecturer assistant at Queen Elisabeth Hospital in Malawi
Is working currently in Cameroon: Surgeon Dr. Christian Doll. Copyright: ©GIZ/Steph Ketelhut

"With our hospital partners in Cameroon we have established new studies at University."

Dr. Christian Doll, surgeon in Mbouo/Cameroon
Focusing on the lung: Christoph Lange from Borstel in Nortehrn Germany.. Copyright: ©GIZ/Steph Ketelhut

I am thrilled to see how engaged my young colleagues from the Republic of Moldovia are in order to develop their own health system for the future.

Prof. Dr. Dr. Christoph Lange, Medical Director at Research Center Borstel and Leibniz Lung Center
Anna Donica is project leader of a moldovian-german hospital partnership. Copyright: ©GIZ/Julian Busch

The trainings in Germany widens our view on diagnosis and therapy methods on tuberculosis.

Anna Donica, Medical Director at the National Research Center in the Republic of Moldovia
Kaulhausen with assistant lecturers in Eritrea.. Copyright: ©GIZ/Hospital Partnerships

"What a sucess: In Eritrea we aimed to train 5 physicians and more than 100 midwives - thanks to the Hospital Partnership Initiative!"

Prof. Dr. Helmut Kaulhausen, gynaecologist from Hamm
works for Physicians for Madagascar.. Copyright: ©GIZ/Physicians for Madagascar

Our friendship and trust with the colleagues in Madagascar makes our hospital partnership strong.

Dr. Julias Emmrich, Physican and member of "Doctors for Madagascar