Call for applications
Following a long tradition, this year 5 students from CUHAS will again be selected for the EKC student exchange program. Application deadline is March 31rst 2023. The exchange is scheduled for late August to mid-October 2023.
Details regarding requirements and the application from can be found here and on the CUHAS homepage.
Best of luck!
Back to Rothenburg
Just like last year, we took a daytrip to Rothenburg o.d.T. We had a great day exploring the old streets of this medieval town. We also took the opportunity to marvel at the Riemenschneider Altar at St. James Church and climb the stairs up the City Hall tower.
On October 31, the students will return to Mwanza. It was a great pleasure having you here. We wish you the best of luck for the future and a safe journey home!
Summer School "Planetary Health" open for application
This Ocotber, the Universitiy of Würzburg, the University of Eldoret, and CUHAS are organising an joint summer school on Planetary Health. Applications can be submitted until July 17.
For more information click here.
From mid-January to late March, two medical doctors from Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza came to Würzburg to be trained in various sonographic procedures. To enable training for the diagnostics of liver damages, as seen in Schistosomiasis, the EKC purchased a portable FibroScan device for hands-on training in Würzburg. In the future, this machine will be used on Ukerewe to train colleagues in the filed to examine patients.
The EKC exchange students in Mwanza
Reunion in Tanzania: Last weekend, the EKC exchange students from Mwanza organized an excursion for the German students, who complete part of the practical year at the Bugando Medical Center at the moment.
Visit to Ukerewe
During their stay in Tanzania, the EKC team spent two days on Ukerewe island in Lake Victoria, where the Schistosomiasis project is being carried out.
On the picture, Prof. Mazigo is showing a Bulinus snail, the parasites's intermediate host.
Day trip to Rothenburg
Last weekend we took a daytrip to Rothenburg, a small medieval town close to Würzburg. Trains were cancelled and once in Rothenburg it started raining. Anyhow, the day was great.
On November 6th, the students will return to Mwanza. It was a great pleasure having you here. We wish you the best of luck for the future and a safe journey home!
We are online
The Else Kröner Center homepage went online.
Christmas time in Germany
One important thing to do during the festive season in Germany is to go to Christmas markets and have mulled wine. Now that we have taken care of this, the next thing to do is to wait for the snow to fall.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!
5 Exchange Students in Würzburg
This year, five Tansanian medical students are funded for a 7-week stay in Würzburg. During their visit, they will rotate between different departments of the University Hospital and attend the "Summer School Planetary Health".
To welcome them, Prof. Jürgen Deckert, Vice Dean for Internationalisation took them for a guided tour through Würzburg.
EKC PhD students in Würzburg
We warmly welcome Vitus Silago (left) and Nyanda Justine (right) in Würzburg. Both are currently doing their PhD at CUHAS and are supported by the EKC as PhD-associate (Vitus) and PhD fellow (Nyanda).
Mwanza delegation in Würzburg
Last week, an honorable delegation from the City of Mwanza visited the EKC Würzburg to learn about the different programs and acitivites within the center. It was a great pleasure to welcome the guest at the EKC Würzburg!
Field work on Ukerewe Island
An important part of the EKC is the fight against Neglected Tropical Disesaes (NTCs). On Ukerewe island we focus on the containment of schistosomiasis, which is a highly prevalent parasitic infection at the shores of Lake Vicotria.
5 positions for student exchange
Following a long tradition, this year 5 students from CUHAS will again be selected for the EKC student exchange program. Application deadline is March 31rst 2022. The exchange is scheduled for September 15th - November 1rst 2022.
Official opening of the EKC
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EKC was officially opened only now, on November 11th. The formal ceremony took place in Mwanza in the presence of all partners. On behalf of the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation, the delegation from Würzburg was accompanied by Dr. Judith von Heusinger.
A warm welcome to the EKC exchange students
This year, seven Tansanian medical students can participate in the EKC undergraduate exchange program. We are very glad to have them with us for the coming 8 weeks!