TropPaed 2022 - 12th Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health

This 5-day-course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child health was initiated in 2010 and has ever since taken place and been developed further on a yearly basis. It addresses the most important medical, intercultural, political and infrastructural aspects of Global Child Health.


22.-27. May 2022



Schloß Rauischholzhausen


Maximal no. of participants: 50
Course language: English


After the cancellation of the course in 2021 due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to welcoming you again in Rauisscholzhausen in 2022!

The registration will be activated shortly. Furthermore, we encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter, through which you will receive up-to-date information on further planning.

In 2022 we will again bei offering you an interesting program of lectures, practical small group work and clinically oriented seminars. In addition, there will be plenty of time for international exchange of plans and experiences.

As our planning progresses, you will continually find more details about the schedule and lecturers on this page.

Provisional Schedule

Here you can find the preliminary topics of the course. There will be an evening program and case presentations from our international guests on some of the days.

If you wish to arrive already one day before the course starts, this is possible for an extra charge of 35 euros for the additional overnight stay. Please select the corresponding option when booking the course. Check-in is possible from 5 pm.

In general, Saturday is used by the organization team for their preparations.

  • Arrival and check-in around mid-day
  • Lunch
  • Registration and Introduction round
  • Further details to follow

  • Introduction into the caring for a critically ill child in a resource-limited setting
  • Practical workshops regarding “the critically ill child” – i.e. malaria, neurological or respiratory emergencies, malnutrition, shock and ETAT
  • Further details to be announced

  • Gynaecology and Obstetrics
  • Neonatology
  • Practical workshops regarding interventions in a resource-limited setting (i.e. invasive techniques, KMC, bCPAP, hospital and community neonatology)
  • Introduction into the big topics HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and tuberculosis
  • Further details to be announced

  • Practical workshops about HIV/AIDS, malnutrition and tuberculosis
  • Contributions from other specialties (i.e. surgery, dermatology, oncology, family medicine, …)
  • Further details to be announced

  • Course content to be announced
  • Feedback round and good-bye
  • Evening: Good-bye party

  • Breakfast
  • Check-out
  • Departure

Fee and application

The price includes course participation, accommodation from 22.5.-27.5., meals and coffee breaks from Sunday noon to Friday morning and course materials. If you wish to arrive already on Saturday, this is possible for an extra charge of 35 Euro for the additional overnight stay. Please select the appropriate option when registering. Not included in the price are alcoholic beverages and drinks outside of those served at meals and coffee breaks, as well as transportation costs and any mandatory Sars-CoV-2 testing that may come our way.

Scholarships for colleagues from countries with limited resources will unfortunately not be awarded in the usual form in 2022. The pandemic-related travel restrictions force us to accept international applications only from selected partner countries where the requirements for entry are met. Thus, with a heavy heart, we will not offer our open application process in 2022. In the future we hope to be able to accept applications again as we used to. For this we ask you to send us a letter of motivation including your curriculum vitae. You can find more details on this under the section “sponsoring of international colleagues“.

Register for the course

Regular fee non-member

from 1.4.22
1000 €

Regular fee non-member

Early Bird until 31.3.22
900 €

Member of GTP/ESPID

from 1.4.22
900 €

Member of GTP/ESPID

Early Bird until 31.3.22
800 €


We are pleased to be able to hold our course again in 2022 at Schloss Rauischholzhausen, the conference and training facility of the University of Giessen. This historic and beautiful venue is tailor-made for our course as it offers the possibility to accommodate all participants, organizers and lecturers in one place, good facilities and a very fair financial framework. The versatile room selection meets our demand of lectures combined with small group work. Catering includes three main meals and two coffee breaks per day. Vegan and vegetarian options are available at each meal. Hosting the course there for the first time in 2016 has proven to be a complete success. We will keep you informed about current Sars-CoV-2 hygiene regulations here on our homepage.

Schloßpark 1, 35085 Ebsdorfergrund

Registration for TropPaed 22.-27. May 2022

Dear colleagues,

to register for the upcoming TropPaed course (22.-27. May 2022), please fill out the form below. We appreciate your interest and look forward to your participation. After receipt of your registration, the capacities in the course will be checked and you will receive a message in the next few days with either definite acceptance including request for payment or with offer of a waiting list place.

Please note the following information before registering:

Course Schedule
- Arrival: Sunday 22. May 2022 throughout the morning. Arrival Saturday 21. May 2022 from 5 pm is possible for an extra charge of 35 euros for the additional overnight stay (please specify when registering).
- Program start: Sunday 22. May 2022 around 2 pm after lunch.
- End of course: Thursday 26. May 2022 evening followed by a farewell party.
- Departure: Friday 27. May 2022 early after breakfast.

Prerequisites for course participation.
- Complete vaccine record against COVID-19 (vaccine must be approved in Germany) or condition after passed infection. Proof must be presented at registration.

Mentoring our international guests
In recent years, we have introduced that there are voluntary primary contact persons for our international guests within the European participant group, which was perceived by both sides as very positive. As a so-called mentor, you are the contact person for general questions that do not concern the course organization, feel responsible to see if everything is in order, engage in communication and may even be a room neighbor. Feel free to sign up as a mentor when you register.

Cancellation Policy.
- Cancellation by 1. April 2022: refund of full course fee minus 50 euro processing fee.
- Cancellation until 1. May 2022: refund of 50% of the course fee.
- Cancellation from 1. May 2022: No refund of the course fee. We will check individually the possibility of reimbursement of boarding costs with the castle.

COVID-19 pandemic - further regulations.
- If there are requirements at the time of the course regarding mandatory testing for Sars-CoV-2, we reserve the right to have you perform appropriate tests independently or on site at your own expense.
- The course concerning hygiene regulations we will published and updated on our website.

GTP annual meeting in Basel
Directly following the TropPaed course, the 40th GTP Annual Meeting will take place in Basel from 27-29 May 2022, to which we cordially invite you. We are currently planning to organize a bus transport directly from the castle to there. Should you wish to make use of this, please indicate this in the registration form. This information is not binding and serves only planning purposes.

For queries of any kind regarding the course, please do not hesitate to contact us: troppaed(a)globalchildhealth.de


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    EKFS-funded placemet of a paediatrician in Malawi

    !!! Jetzt bewerben - Offene Stelle für September 2021 !!!


    Dear colleagues,

    We would like to draw your attention to a special project that will start in the fall of 2021 in cooperation between the University of Witten-Herdecke, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre/Malawi and the Medical Association of Westphalia-Lippe. For this, prospective pediatricians in their third and fourth year of training who work at children's hospitals in the area of the Medical Association of Westphalia-Lippe are being sought.

    We are looking forward to your application!

     Kind regards, Carsten Krüger and Ralf Weigel


    6 months residency in pediatrics in Malawi

    • Prerequisite: You are at least in the 3rd/4th year of specialty training and are a member of the Westfalen-Lippe Medical Association.
    • Start: September 2021
    • Financing: covering the costs of visas and preparatory courses. Co-financing of insurances and living expenses
    • Application and/or questions to: globalchildhealth(a)uni-wh.de

    For a detailed description of the project, its development, partners, and on-site program details, see herethe original article in the Westfälisches Ärzteblatt (issue 7/2021).

    40th GTP Annual Conference






    Basel, Switzerland



    Dr. Charlotte Adamczick
    Dr. Gudrun Jäger

    27-29th May 2022          

    Basel, Switzerland

    Conference theme: “Integrating General Paediatrics in health systems of resource limited settings; scope of the speciality and needs assessment on staffing and logistics

    Greetings from the organizors


    Conference program

    Times are stated as CET
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    Call for abstracts


    Universitätsspital Basel, Schweizände

    Spitalstrasse 21 / Petersgraben 4
    4031 Basel



    Basel Youth Hostel is a welcoming accommodation close to the conference venue. In one- to six-bed rooms you can stay inexpensively and at the same time in a stylish atmosphere. For more information on accommodation and room availability, please visit the homepage of the Swiss Youth Hostels.

    Jugendherberge Basel
    St. Alban-Kirchrain 10
    4052 Basel


    Phone: +41 61 272 05 72



    Cancellation policy:


    Technical requirements


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    Conflict of interest and sponsorship declaration

    The content of this event will be designed to be product and service neutral. We confirm that the scientific management and the speakers will disclose potential conflicts of interest to the participants. There is no sponsorship of the event.

    Registration open soon

    Contact information

    General inquiries and comments (not for registration):

    Conference registration:

    Banking details:
    Gesellschaft für Tropenpädiatrie und
    Internationale Kindergesundheit (GTP) e. V.
    Volksbank Ahlen-Sassenberg-Warendorf
    IBAN: DE 95 4126 2501 1102 1632 03

    Abstract submission (deadline: tba):


    Registration for the GTP annual conference 2020

    Dear colleagues, students and health care workers,

    unfortunately, online registration for the conference is no longer possible. If you still want to register, please send an email to our secretary's office stating your first and last name, billing address and desired workshop. Please transfer the conference fee of 20 Euro (not applicable for students and colleagues from LMIC) to our conference account:

    Society for Tropical Pediatrics and
    International Child Health (GTP) e. V.
    Volksbank Ahlen-Sassenberg-Warendorf
    IBAN: DE 95 4126 2501 1102 1632 03
    Subject: "GTP2021 fee, your first and last name".

    You will receive the access link to the conference by email.

    Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

    AG Studenten und junge Ärzte: Workshop bei der 38. GTP Jahrestagung

    Bericht zum Workshop der AG Studenten und junge Ärzte

    38. GTP Jahrestagung, Berlin 2020
    “Gender Aspects of Global Child Health”

    Der diesjährige Studentenworkshop der GTP-Jahrestagung hat interessierten Medizinstudierenden und jungen ÄrztInnen das Konzept von „Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment“-Kursen (kurz: ETAT+) vorgestellt: hierbei handelt es sich um speziell für den Einsatz in Low-Resource-Settings entwickelte klinische Leitlinien/Strategien für häufige pädiatrische Leitsymptome bzw. Krankheitsbilder, die unbehandelt mit einer hohen Mortalität einhergehen.

    Die TeilnehmerInnen kamen in den Genuss eines ETAT+-Schnupperkurses mit Themen wie z.B. Neugeborenen-Reanimation, Trauma oder Verbrühung/Verbrennung. Nachdem die wichtigsten theoretischen Grundlagen in Form von Kurzvorträgen durch die „AG Studierende und junge ÄrztInnen“ vermittelt wurden, folgte ein praktischer Teil, bei dem das Vorgehen konkret an nachgestellten Fallbeispielen in Kleingruppen und mit tatkräftiger Unterstützung durch ETAT+-DozentInnen geübt wurde.

    Ein gelungener Auftakt in die GTP-Jahrestagung für die OrganisatorInnen und TeilnehmerInnen!

    Erfahrungsbericht von Karolina Friedrichsen, einer teilnehmenden Studentin:


    Die Konferenz fing für mich mit dem Studenten Workshop an. Ich setzte mich ins Publikum und wusste nicht, was mich dort erwartet. Zu der Zeit befand ich mich im zweiten Fachsemester und nahm somit an meiner ersten Konferenz teil. Ich fühlte mich dementsprechend unsicher und wusste, dass mein junges Alter sehr auffällig war, da ich dort von erfahrenen ÄrztInnen und AktivistInnen aus unterschiedlichen Ländern umzingelt war.


    StudentInnen und junge ÄrztInnen präsentierten unterschiedliche Aspekte des „Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment (ETAT+)“. In meiner Unerfahrenheit hatte ich noch nie etwas von ETAT gehört, geschweige denn es selbst angewendet. Es wurde erklärt was ETAT bedeutet, wann es einsetzbar ist und wie man es lernt.


    Nach dem theoretischen Teil, fing nun der praktische Teil des Workshops an. Wir lernten „hands-on“ wie ETAT in kleinem Ausmaß angewendet wird. In meiner ersten Gruppe, mussten wir ein nicht mehr atmendes Kind versorgen. Zwei Ärzte spielten uns die Situation vor und erklärten die wichtigsten Aspekte. Dann waren wir an der Reihe, Freiwillige vor. Bei dieser Station fühlte ich mich trotz Anleitung nicht sicher genug, um mit anzupacken. Ich schaute also zu und nahm mir vor, bei der nächsten Simulation mitzumachen. Nach 15 Minuten war die Zeit um und es ging weiter zum zweiten Fall.


    „Ein Kind ist in ein Feuer gefallen und der Vater trägt es in seinen Armen in deine improvisierte Notaufnahme“ war hier das Setting. Nachdem die StationsleiterIn einmal vorzeigte wie man im Idealfall reagiert, durften wir das „Kind“ versorgen. Ich stellte mich mit meiner Kommilitonin an den Tisch auf dem die Puppe lag. Ich spürte zwar eine gewisse Aufregung, wusste jedoch, dass wir von anderen Menschen umgeben waren, für die diese Erfahrung auch neu war. Die erfahrenen ÄrztInnen und StudentInnen sahen uns zu, sagten laut in die Runde wie die Handgriffe besser auszuführen waren und gaben uns Tipps. Manche hatten so eine Situation schon selber erlebt und teilten ihre Erlebnisse. In dem Moment schätze ich es sehr, von deren Erfahrung und Geschichten lernen zu dürfen. Die Zeit war um und wir durften, nach einer kurzen Rückmeldung der StationsleiterIn, zurück in unsere Gruppe.


    Nach dieser ersten Erfahrung mit der Studenten AG, war ich sehr begeistert von der positiven und ergreifenden Art, auf die das Thema vorgestellt wurde und wie StudentInnen angesprochen wurden. Es handelte sich um meinen ersten Kongress und trotzdem fühlte ich mich im Workshop gut aufgehoben. Ich konnte nicht nur medizinisch, sondern auch menschlich sehr viel von anderen lernen und mich außerdem mit anderen StudentInnen, welche sich in einer ähnlichen Situation befanden, austauschen.

    GTP unterstützt L'appel Deutschland e.V. beim PEAST Training

    Das pädiatrische Trainingsprogramm “PEAST” (Paediatric Emergency Course and Advanced Skill Training) ist ein Teilprojekt des vom Verein L’appel Deutschland e.V. entworfenen und von der Initiative Klinikpartnerschaften geförderten Programms “Strengthening capacities to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health in Sierra Leone”. Grundlage des Kindernotfalltrainings sind die sierra-leonischen ETAT (Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment) -Guidelines von 2020 weshalb L‘appel sich die GTP AG ETAT+ als kompetenten Partner mit ins Boot holte. Einerseits wird so sicher gestellt, dass ausreichend qualifizierte ETAT-Trainer*innen für die Schulungen zur Verfügung stehen. Andererseits entsteht für die durch die AG frisch ausgebildeten ETAT-Trainer*innen so die Möglichkeit, ihre neu erlangten Fähigkeiten unter Supervision im Feld anzubringen.

    Im Zeitraum von 2020 bis 2022 werden in einem ersten Schritt gemeinsam mit einem wachsenden Team von lokalen Trainer*innen insgesamt 12 Kurse angeboten. Diese richten sich zunächst vornehmlich an durch vorausgegangene Aus- und Weiterbildungsprojekte von L’appel vorgebildete medizinische Fachkräfte des Magbenteh Community Hospitals, der kooperierenden Partnerklinik von L’appel und enthalten neben den üblichen ETAT+ – Inhalten kontextadapierte Schwerpunkte wie POCUS (Point of Care Ultrasound), CPAP-Versorgung und den Umgang mit hochansteckenden Krankheiten wie Ebola und Lassa-Fieber. Nach einem gelungenen Start 2020 werden seit 2021 in einem zweiten Schritt auch weitere Gesundheitseinrichtungen in das Programm mit einbezogen. Die Evaluation des Kurses findet in Zusammenarbeit mit der Stiftungsprofessur für globale Kindergesundheit der Universität Witten-Herdecke statt. Das Projekt ist als klassisches “Train the Trainers” Konzept gedacht und soll schrittweise vollständig in die Hände des lokalen Teams übergeben werden.

    Ansprechpartner für L’appel Deutschland e.V. ist Nicolas Aschoff (Email)

    ONLINE SEMINAR - The Sars-CoV-2 pandemic's toll on the health care system in Malawi - part 2

    8th April 2021   –   19-20:30 o’clock CET
    via Zoom

    The Sars-CoV-2 pandemic’s toll on the health care system in Malawi – part 2

    Program (Seminar language: English)

    19-19:45 “The Sars-CoV-2 pandemic’s toll on the health care system in Malawi – part 2” (Dr. J. Chakakala-Chaziya)

    19:45-20:30 Discussion

    Dr. Chaziya will extent her talk from our first online seminar in January to elaborate on the challenges that Malawi’s health care system is facing during the current pandemic, on the effects the pandemic is heaving on health care provision and on the adjustments that are being made within the health sector.

    Please join us for this very interesting insight into health care provision in a low income setting during a world-wide pandemic.


    Dr. Jessica Chakakala-Chaziya

    Dr. Chaziya is a paediatric specialist currently residing and working in the North of Malawi as one of the two only paediatricians in that area.

    Prior to her current position she had been working in the paediatric department of Malawis biggest hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where she had been part of the team leading the COVID-19 response for the paediatric unit and a national COVID-19 response trainer.

    Join us from wherever you are!

    Sign up for the seminar following this link:
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    For your registration you will have to set up a free Zoom account which will automatically adjust the seminar settings to your time zone as well as send you notification about possible changes and about your registration.

    Sponsoring and conflicts of interest

    The content of this seminar does not contain any product placement. Organizors and speakers have to conflicts of interest to declare. There is no sponsoring of the event.

    Online seminar "Climate Change and Global Child Health

    Opening event:

    Online-Seminar (⇓ Leaflet)
    „Climate Change and Global Child Health“
    with subsequent discussion

    Friday 19.03.2021 at 18-19:30 CET
    Zoom-Link (Registration via your own Zoom account): Click here to join
    Dr. Reinhard Koppenleitner (GTP member and vice chairman of the German Alliance for Climate Change and Health [KLUG] e.V.) will set the scene with an introductory talk followed by a discussion round including planning of further activities in regards to climate change within the GTP.


    Invitation to found a working group "Climate Change and Global Child Health" within the GTP

    Our vision

    The GTP aims at „improving child health world-wide“, especially in countries with limited ressources. In order to achieve this goal a thorough analysis and impression of the multiple factors endangering child health world-wide is needed.  Health is not only influenced by the lack of preventive and curing medical services on national level but also by various global factors.

    One central global component is climate change (Castello, Lancet 2009), which even manifests itself as climate crisis or climate catastrophe in some parts of the world.

    The planet is facing increasing numbers of heat waves (Robinson 2013), floddings, droughts, crop loss, decrease in lokal productivity (i.e. http://www.fao.org/climate-change), water scarcity, air polution, fires as well as wars and displacements resulting from these issues.

    The consequences for health an life are known: Malnutrition including illnesses caused by it as well as increased vulnerability towards further pathologies due to a weakened immune system. Spread of zoonotic infections due to vector distribution. Migration. Flight and displacement resulting in among other things the loss of access to health care structures and education for children and adolescents. Mental health issues resulting from these circumstances are still a very neglected component.

    Prior estimates of climate change progression and its consequences need to constantly be adjusted due to more rapid progression and paint a dramatic picture for the upcoming decades. Climate researchers agree that there is a detectabe acceleration in the rising of the sea level as well as an increase in uninhabitable territory.

    All people are effected but the heaviest burden lies on vulnerable groups like children in the global south. The highest fatality rates, far exeeding the current level, are to be expected within these groups. We are currently witnesssing the beginnings of this development in Eastern Africa (https://kenya.savethechildren.net/news/climate-change-wajir-risks-mother-and-child-survival), Australia or in the Middle East. Therefore following questions need to be asked: (1) How can we avert this development (Mitigation) and (2) how can we weaken its consequences for the people (Adaptation)?

    The GTP can play an important role in advocating for affected populations and can use its international network to spread information about the effects of climate change on child health. Ideally the GTP will be perceived as advisor to government institutions and political decision makers who engage with topics regarding development cooperations, who define projects and who finance their implementation.

    As a first step the GTP will have to gather information from its partners in the global south about their experiences with the impact of climate change and to discuss those within the organization. Thereafter the GTP will have to define ways how to incorporate climate change thematically into its strategies, which priority it should be given and which activities will be possible and reasonable. In order to proceed effectively we will have a close look at existing information and ressources of other relevant organizations and we will aim at close collaboration with organizations, who primarily focus on prevention, research and political engagement in regards to climate change.

    In order to establish importance for the topic of climate change within the GTP and in order to actively address it we would like to constitute a working group "Climate Change and Global Child Health". If you would like to participate in the process and activities please contact Dr. Reinhard Koppenleitner (email)

    Links related to the topic:




    Blum AJ, Hotez PJ. "Global “worming”: Climate change and its projected general impact on human helminth infections". PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(7): e0006370. https://doi.org/10.137/journal.pntd.0006370. Free full text.
    Castello A, et al. "Managing the health effects of climate change". The Lancet Commissions. Volume 373, ISSUE 9676, P1693-1733, May 16, 2009. Free full text.
    Dim Coumou and Alexander Robinson 2013 Environ. Res. Lett. 8 034018. Free full text.
    Helldén D t al. "Climate change and child health: a scoping review and an expanded conceptual framework". Lancet Planet Health 2021. 5: e164–75. Free full text

    Tidman R, et al. "The impact of climate change on neglected tropical diseases: a systematic review". Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2021, 115: 147-168. Free full text.

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