© Sascha Montag
The Else Kröner Center (EKC) Würzburg - Mwanza was established in August 2020 and is based on a long partnership between Mwanza and its partner city Würzburg. Over the years, numerous medical and humanitarian projects have been established in collaboration of several partners from Tanzania and Germany, including the fight against neglected tropical diseases, and a lively exchange of students and medical staff between both locations. All these activities are now gathered and jointly coordinated under the umbrella of the newly founded Center.
Else Kröner Center for
Advanced Medical &
Medical Humanitarian Studies Würzburg – Mwanza
What began as town twinning between Würzburg in Germany and Mwanza in Tanzania back in the 1960s has evolved over the years into an intensive humanitarian-medical and scientific collaboration.
Julius Maximilians University Würzburg (JMU)
In close cooperation with UKW and academic teaching hospitals, JMU offers state-of-the art medical education and internationally visible bio-medical research. All training facilities and competences are accessible for the students enrolled in the EKC. Based on its long-standing cooperation with CUHAS and BMC, JMU is formally hosting the EKC and takes responsibility for implementing the bilateral M.Sc. program.
Leprosy and Tuberculosis Relief Association, Würzburg (DAHW)
DAHW is an independent non-govern-mental organization which supports more than 83 medical and social projects in 21 countries to assist people suffering from poverty-related diseases. As part of this worldwide network, a close collaboration between CUHAS and DAHW has been established. DAHW contributes to the EKC with its expertise in community and hospital-based healthcare improvements in resource-constrained settings and with its experiences in the high-quality implementation of multi-stakeholder projects.
University Hospital Würzburg (UKW)
The UKW consists of 19 clinics with policlinics, three autonomous policlinics and four clinical institutes. The hospital takes care of about 59,500 stationary and 260,000 outpatients every year and offers clinical care covering all medical areas. Within the EKC, the UKW offers short–term stays at clinical settings as well as access to the Interdisciplinary Training and Simulation Center (INTUS) to train technical skills directly needed in Mwanza.
Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, Mwanza (CUHAS)
CUHAS trains health professionals in the fields of Medicine, Pharmacy, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing and Public Health. Students are trained in close partnership with the Bugando Medical Centre (BMC). CUHAS takes responsibility for the Tanzania part of the PhD program within the EKC, as well as exchange programs and implementation of new bilateral M.Sc. courses.
Medical Mission Institute, Würzburg (MI)
MI is the catholic advisory organization for international health, focusing on the improvement of health conditions particularly of disadvantaged persons and populations worldwide. It is involved in education and research in resource limited settings and connected to the Missionary Hospital, a teaching hospital of JMU. MI has a long-standing cooperation with BMC and ample expertise in coordinating hospital and community based health-care projects in Tanzania.
Bugando Medical Center, Mwanza (BMC)
BMC serves a population of 16 million people and is attended by around 300,000 patients each year. BMC has constantly expanded its medical capacities, partly in close cooperation with JMU, MI and UKW, and is now offering a wide range of advanced medical care specialities. As the major referral hospital in the region, BMC will host and direct clinical training and education within the Else Kröner Center.
EKC is sponsored by:
Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Frosch
Medical Faculty, JMU Würzburg
Prof. Dr. med. Oliver Kurzai
Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene, JMU Würzburg
Prof. Dr. med. Stephen E. Mshana
Clinical Microbiology/Immunology, CUHAS Mwanza
Else Kröner Center
Josef-Schneider-Str. 2 / Building E1
Dr. Franziska Pietsch
Phone: +49 931 31 87 299
Fax: +49 931 31 46 445
Else Kröner Center
Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences
CUHAS, P.O. Box 1464
Stella Mugassa, M.D.