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Else Kröner Center 
for Advanced Medical & Medical-Humanitarian Studies
Würzburg - Mwanza

Prof. Dr. Oliver Kurzai

Scientific Manager
JMU Würzburg
Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology
97080 Würzburg, Germany

Phone: +49 931 / 31-46161
Fax: +49 931 / 31-46445

Contact person for web presence


Pictures provided by
Sascha Montag, fotografer


Website design
SciGraphix, S.R. Westermann



All of the content of this website is created and reviewed with utmost care and accuracy. However, we reserve the right not to be responsible for the topicality, correctness, completeness, or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against authors and others responsible for this website regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information which is incomplete or incorrect, are therefore excluded, except in the case of intended or gross negligence. 

The aforementioned also applies to information on websites to which reference is made by means of a hyperlink. The content of these websites is completely outside the responsibility of the EKC but was free of illegal content at the time of linking. The EKC has no influence on the design of the linked websites. The EKC and the authors or persons responsible for this website are not liable for damages resulting from incorrect or incomplete contents on the websites referred to by links.


All text, pictures, graphics, and animations are subject to copyright and other laws for the protection of intellectual property. The copyright for all contents of the website remains with the persons providing the text, pictures and other elements. Brands and trademarks mentioned on the website and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. 


All of the information is not binding and without obligation. The EKC reserves the right to change, add to, or delete parts of the website temporarily or permanently, without separate announcement.



Data management

In order to provide you with our services, we need to collect personal data relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("personal data"). The following information will provide you an overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit our website. 

Who is the responsible party for the recording of data on this website (i.e., the “controller”)?

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available above (see Imprint). 

How do we record your data?

We collect your data as a result of you sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance, be information you enter into our contact form.

Other data shall be recorded by our IT systems automatically or after you consent to its recording during your website visit. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g., web browser, operating system, or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access this website.

What are the purposes we use your data for?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user patterns.


Contact form and requests by e-mail, telephone, or fax

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form or contact us via e-mail, telephone, or fax, the information provided as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your agreement (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g., after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions, in particular retention periods.

What rights do you have as far as your information is concerned?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right to demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues.


External Hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (host, LTD). Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data. Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a web site.

The personal data of our users and users of users may be stored in data centres in the United States, Ireland, South Korea, Taiwan and Israel. The host may also involve other jurisdictions for the proper provision of our services and/or where required by law. All affiliates and third party vendors that store or process personal data on our behalf have contractually agreed to protect that data in compliance with industry standards and regardless of whether lesser legal requirements apply in their jurisdictions. 

The host participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework Agreement and the Switzerland-US Privacy Shield Framework Agreement and has self-certified its compliance with them. The host undertakes to subject all personal data received from member states of the European Union (EU) and Switzerland, respectively, to the applicable principles of this framework agreement in accordance with the Privacy Shield Framework Agreement. With respect to personal data received or transferred pursuant to the Privacy Shield Framework Agreement, the host is subject to the regulatory enforcement powers of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).


Our host has implemented security measures to protect the personal information you share with us (physical, electronic and procedural measures, among others). Among other things, the host provides secure HTTPS access to most areas and regularly checks for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.

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