1. chairman

Dr. med. Carsten Krüger
MIH, FRCPCH (Ahlen)

Paediatrician, neonatologist, paediatric gastroenterologist. Head of a paediatric hospital in Tanzania for 3.5 years, guest lecturer in MMed-Paediatrics-Programmes in Mwanza + Dodoma. Scientific interests: quality improvement, clinical care. GTP member since 1995, board member since 2001, 1. chairman since 2011.

2. chairwoman

Dr. med. Sarah Kotsias-Konopelska
DTM&H Liverpool (Berlin)

Paediatrician, medical work experience in Malawi, Mexiko, South Africa, Tanzania. Lecturer on HIV in schools for the Michael-Stich-Foundation. Member of the organizing team of the Intensive Course of Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health (TropPaed). GTP member since 2011, board member since 2015, webmaster since 2015. Interests: Education, developing the medical network of professionals interested in international child health, development of the online presence of the GTP.

Secretary

Dr. med.  Katja van’t Ende
(Dinslaken)

Paediatrician, experiences in South-East Asia and Zimbabwe, mainly in patient care in the hospotal, but also in community based programmes, particularly with children with diasabilities. Member of the organizing team of the Intensive Course of Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health (TropPaed), GTP member since 2005, board member and secretary since 2014. Main interests: emergency care, neuropaediatrics.

Treasurer

Dr. med. Christian Schmidt
(Dinslaken)

Paediatrician, experiences in Tanzania, Palestine and Nepal. Interests: pardiatric specialty training and sonography training in countries with limited resources. Co-founder of the Intensive Course of Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health (TropPaed), GTP member since 2005, board member and treasurer since 2011.

Board member

Dr. med. Charlotte Adamczick
(MIH, DTMH (Liverpool), Diploma PID (Oxford)

Paediatrician. 4 years head of the paediatric department of the central hospital in Zomba and 1 year consultant to the MOH/Malawi for quality management of district hospitals. Co-founder and member of the organising team of the GTP Intensive Course on Tropical Paediatrics and Global Child Health (TropPaed). Scientific interest: paediatric tropical dermatology, integrated care for HIV/TB co-infected paediatric patients in countries with limited resources. GTP member since 2003. Board member since 2009.

Board member

Cornelius Rau

Board member

PD Dr. med. Robin Kobbe
(Hamburg)

Paediatrician, qualification in tropical medicine, experience and research mainly in Ghana, West-Africa. Interests: clinical research, training and education, refugee health. Member of the organizing team of the Intensive Course of Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health (TropPaed), member of the comission for global child health of the DAKJ.

Board member

Dr. med. Elke Maritz
MD, DTM&H, Cert ID Paed SA, AHMP (Freiburg)

Paediatrician, subspecialities in tropical medicine and paediatric infectiology. Long-term work experience in South Africa. Member of the organizing team of the Intensive Course of Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health (TropPaed). Interests: HIV and TB in children, paediatric specialty training in resource limited settings. GTP member since 2010, board member since 2015.

Board member

Prof. Dr. Stephan Gehring
(Mainz)

Paediatrician, subspecialties in paediatric emergency medicine and paediatric infectiology. Head of the paediatric intensive care, infectiology and gastroenterology division at the university hospital of Mainz. University professor since 2013. Lecturer in Tanzania. Scientific core areas: Epidemiology of infections (esp. Arboviruses), experimental vaccinology and microbiom research. GTP member since 2014, board member since 2015.

Board member

Dr. med. Nadja Tariverdian, MScPH
(Cologne)

Paediatric resident, experiences in Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and  Sierra Leone as doctor and project coordinator for different organisations. Interests: access to health care, social determinants of health, refugee and migrant health, humanitarian aid, training concepts. GTP member since 2014, board member since 2015.

Board member

Dr. med. Judith Lindert, DTMH (Liv)
(Lübeck)

Resident in paediatrics and paediatric surgery, experience in Ecuador, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Nigeria, Democratic Republic Congo as doctor, training and research with MSF (Doctors without Borders). Interests: peace and health, conflict research, sonography, malnutrition, pediatric global surgery, infectiology, humanitarian aid, education. GTP member since 2010, member of the organizing team of the Intensive Course of Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health (TropPaed) since 2017, board member since 2018.

Board member

Dr. med. Antke Zuechner, DTMPH, MscIH
(Tanzania)

Paediatrician, neonatologist and paediatric cardiologist. Experience in Palestine (2004 – 2007) and Tanzania since 2009. Short term educational placements in Ethiopia and Malawi. Focus: training and education of paediatricians and development of neonatal wards in countries with limited resources. GTP member since 2000, board member since 2018.

Co-opted board member

Prof. Dr. med. Michael Krawinkel
(Gießen)

Paediatrician. Professor emeritus for International Nutrition at Gießen University (1999-2016), experiences in South Sudan, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Cambodia, Bolivia. Interests: child nutrition, nutritional medicine, nutritional diversity and education. ATP chairman 1999-2011, chairman of the Foundation for International Child Health of the DGKJ (formerly Hermann Mai Foundation), Executive Director ISTP (2002-2011), Steering Committee IPA (2007-2013). Member of the rating committee of Dt. Welthungerhilfe and DAAD panel PAGEL & Herder Programme. Lecturer at Vienna University, Donau University Krems & Hebrew University of Jerusalem. GTP member since 1984, co-opted board member since 2011.

Co-opted board member

PD Dr. med. Peter Meissner
MSc Tropical Paediatrics (Ulm)

Paediatrician, neonatologist, paediatric infectiologist, pneumologist. Interests: maternal & neonatal (community) health, malaria, mycobakteria, pneumology, training in the area of global child health. Scientific projects (malaria, TB) and clinical (training) activites in West Africa (Burkina Faso) and East Africa (Kenya). Member of the organizing team of the Intensive Course of Tropical Paediatrics and International Child Health (TropPaed) since 2010, GTP member since 1998, board member 2014-2016, co-opted board member and course treasurer since 2016.

Co-opted board member

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Ralf Weigel
(Witten)

Since October 2017 holder of the Friede Springer endowed professorship for Global Child Health at Witten/Herdecke University. Previously lecturer at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and clinical consultant at Lighthouse Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. Paediatric training in Berlin with medical short term placements to Calkutta, India and Maiduguri, Nigeria. Co-opted GTP board member since 2018.