Dr. med. Christian Schmidt


Dr. med. Sarah Kotsias-Konopelska, DTM&H

Pediatrician, experience in Tanzania, Malawi, Cambodia, Palestine and Nepal. Interests: Pediatric residency and sonography and echocardiography training in Limited Resource Countries. Co-founder of the TropPaed course of the GTP (since 2010). Project leader of the International Paediatric Ultrasound Network (IPUN, from 2021), co-organizer and lecturer of the elective course “International Child Health” at the University of Münster, GTP member since 2005, board member and treasurer since 2011, chairman since 2021.

Pediatrician, experience in Malawi, Tanzania, South Africa, Mexico, Ecuador. HIV education projects at schools in Berlin for the Michael Stich Foundation. Co-organizer of the TropPaed course. Organizer of the 2020 GTP annual meeting. GTP member since 2011, board member since 2014, 2nd chair 2018-2021, chair since 2021. Interests: International medical education, networking, digitization,


Dr. med. Gudrun Jäger
(St. Gallen, Schweiz)

Pediatrician specializing in pediatric intensive care and neonatology. Interested in and instructor in various training courses. Experience in short-term assignments in Bangladesh, the Philippines, Kenya and several times in Sierra Leone. Main focus: ETAT + courses in Germany and Sierra Leone and interest in palliative care. GTP member since 2016 and board member since 2021


Dr. med. Kathrin Baumgartner

Pediatrician, training in pediatric nephrology. Experience in Sudan, Sierra Leone and Nepal. Interests: Humanitarian aid, sonography training in limited resource countries. GTP member since 2020, board member since 2021.

Board member

Prof. Dr. Stephan Gehring

Pediatrician specializing in paediatric intensive care medicine, infectiology and gastroenterology. Head of the corresponding department at the Children’s Hospital of the University Medical Center, Mainz; university lecturer since 2013. Main areas of research: Infection epidemiology (including arboviral infections), experimental vaccinology and microbiome research. Regular training assignments in Tanzania. GTP member since 2014, board member since 2015.

Board member

PD Dr. med. Carsten Krüger, MIH, FRCPCH

Pediatrician, neonatologist, pediatric gastroenterologist. 3.5 y. Head of a pediatric clinic in Tanzania, guest lecturer in MMed-Paediatrics programs in Mwanza + Dodoma. Scientific interests: Quality improvement, clinical care. GTP member since 1995, Board member since 2001, 1st Chairman of the Board 2011-2021. Honorary Chairman of the GTP since 2021.

Board member

Dr. med. Judith Lindert, DTMH (Liv)

Specialist in pediatrics and pediatric surgery, experience in Ecuador, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Tanzania as a clinical doctor as well as in training and research activities with MSF (Doctors Without Borders), l’appel and others.

Interessen: globale Kinderchirurgie- insbesondere Neugeborenenchirurgie und Verbrennung, Sonographie, Malnutrition, Infektiologie, Humanitäre Hilfe, ETAT, Education und Training. Interdisziplinäre Vernetzung.

Mitorganisatorin des TropPaed-Kurses der GTP seit 2017.  GTP-Mitglied seit 2010, Vorstandsmitglied seit 2018. Co-founder ETAT Germany 2018.

Board member

Dr. med. Sara Loetz, DTM&H (Liv)

Pediatrician, in further training as a pediatric intensive care physician. Experience in Malawi, as well as short-term assignments in Ghana and Guatemala. Specializations: ETAT (Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment) training in Germany. Interest in palliative care in countries with limited resources. GTP member since 2015, board member since 2021.

Board member

Dr. med. Cornelius Rau, MPhil, MSc, DTM&H

paediatric resident, epidemiologist, social anthropologist. Consultancy work for the World Health Organization (WHO) in global immunization programs, experience in Peru and Brazil. Interests: Neonatology and pediatric intensive care, immunization programs, infectious disease epidemiology, humanitarian cooperation, indigenous health. Co-organizer of the TropPaed course. GTP member since 2015, board member since 2018.

Board member

Dr. med. Nadja Tariverdian, MScPH

Pediatrician, experience in Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone as a doctor and project coordinator with various organizations. Interests: Access to health, social determinants of health, child protection, flight & migration, humanitarian aid, training concepts. Member of the ETAT+ working group, GTP member since 2014, board member since 2015.

Board member

Dr. med. Barbara Zimmer DTM&H (Liv)

Pediatrician, in further training as a pediatric pulmonologist. Experience in Malawi, short-term assignments in Namibia, Guatemala. Main focus: ETAT+ (Emergency Triage, Assessment and Treatment) training in Germany, ETAT+ Instructor Course (Train the Trainer) and organization as well as lecturing in the elective course for international child health at the University of Münster. Interests: Simulation training, evaluation, tropical pediatrics. GTP member since 2015, board member since 2021.

Board member

Dr. med. Antke Züchner, DTMPH, MscIH
(Dar Es Salaam, Tansania)

Pediatrician, neonatologist and pediatric cardiologist.Experience in Palestine (2004 – 2007) and in Tanzania since 2009. Short-term teaching assignments in Ethiopia and Malawi.Main focus:Education and training of pediatricians and further development of neonatology units in countries with limited resources.GTP member since 2000, board member since 2018.

Co-opted member of the Executive Board

Vivienne Fey

Medical student in the clinical phase of her studies at the Mannheim Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University. Co-opted as a representative of the student body and junior staff of the GTP.

Co-opted member of the Executive Board

Dr. med. Elke Maritz, DTM&H, Cert ID Paed SA, AHMP

Pediatrician with additional qualification in tropical medicine. 2006-2013 Research, clinic and teaching in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, (focus HIV/TB) in South Africa, currently honorary research fellow. Interests: HIV exposed/infected children, Paed TB, climate change and pediatrics, GTP Networking/ mentoring of young researchers. GTP member since 2011, on the board since 2014, co-organizer and lecturer at the TropPaed course. 2nd chair of the PAAD.

Co-opted as primary contact person for new board members on topics relating to induction and networking and as guidelines officer.

Co-opted member of the Executive Board

Dr. med. Martti Köhler

Pediatrician, experience in Tanzania and Cameroon. Development worker Quality Improvement Paediatrics (Neonatology) 2013-16 Lindi/Mtwara, Tanzania, guest lecturer MMed-Paediatrics program Dodoma, Tanzania. Working group Migrant Medicine Missio Würzburg. GTP member and member of the organizing committee of the TropPaed course. Co-opted as course treasurer for the GTP TropPaed course.

Co-opted member of the Executive Board

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Krawinkel

Pediatrician, Professor of International Nutrition at the University of Giessen (1999-2016), experience in South Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Kabodja, Bolivia. Interests: Child nutrition, nutritional medicine, nutritional diversity and education. ATP Chair 1999-2011, Chair of the International Child Health Foundation of the DGKJ (formerly Hermann Mai Foundation), Executive Director ISTP (2002-2011), Steering Committee IPA (2007-2013). Member of the German Welthungerhilfe Evaluation Committee and DAAD committees PAGEL & Herder Program. Lectures at the University of Vienna, Danube University Krems & Hebrew University of Jerusalem. GTP member since 1984, co-opted board member since 2011.

Co-opted member of the Executive Board

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Ralf Weigel

Since October 2017, holder of the Friede Springer Endowed Professorship for Global Child Health at Witten/Herdecke University. Previously lecturer at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and clinical consultant at the Lighthouse Clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi. Trained as a pediatrician in Berlin with short-term medical assignments in Calcutta, India and Maiduguri, Nigeria. Co-opted board member of the GTP since 2018.

GTP office and secretariat

Andrea Jütte

Supports the GTP with all administrative tasks and the processing of general inquiries. Contact details can be found at Kontakt.