Foundation for International Child Health of the DGKJ (formerly known as Hermann-Mai-Foundation)

The Foundation for International Child Health of the German Society for Child and Adolescent Health e. V. was founded in 1983 in order to support child health services in countries with limited resources. The foundation is charitable. The board members of the GTP constitute the foundations’ advisory board.

The purpose of the foundation is:

  • to further develop professional qualifications of paediatricians in resource limited settings in order to improve paediatric health care services
  • To support projects which directly contribute to prevention and care of the most common health problems as well as to education of local medical personal in resource limited settings

Initially the foundation was named after the paediatrician Prof. Dr. Hermann Mai, who collaborated with Albert Schweitzer in Lambarene / Gabun after having retired from his post as director of the university paediatric hospital in Münster / Westphalia and who was very enthusiastic about tropical medicine. The name was changed in 2017 due to the results of recent investigations which showed that Hermann Mai actively supported the National Socialists’ ideology. Especially the active role of Hermann Mai regarding forced sterilisations of women and men needs to be interpreted as medical malpractice and remembered as such (publication in the journal Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde on this topic).

 

Projects supported by the foundation (selection):

2016

  • Partial reimbursements of travel expenses for a lecturer to teach paediatric echocardiography in Asella, Ethiopia
  • Travel expenses for the research of a medical historian regarding the history of Hermann Mai
  • Covering the costs of participation in an EEG course in Germany for a doctor from the paediatric hospital in Betlehem, Palestine

2015

  • Travel expenses for the research of a medical historian regarding the history of Hermann Mai

2014

  • 2 x travel expenses for lecturers and printing expenses for the International Conference of Tropical Paediatrics in Nairobi, Kenya
  • 3 x flight costs for lecturers travelling to Mwanza, Tanzania to teach modules of the paediatric specialty training
  • Financial support of a children’s health post in Chilamphuma, Malawi

2013

  • Flight costs for a lecturer travelling to Mwanza, Tanzania to teach modules of the paediatric specialty training
  • Repair of a sonography machine in Mwanza, Tanzania

2012

  • Financing of the participation of a tanzanian paediatrician at a regional conference on paediatric cardiology

 

The foundation supports projects or individuals who fulfill the following criteria:

  • Charitable purpose
  • Aims at improving the situation of children in need living in resource limited settings
  • The project or the individual’s engagement will ultimately benefit paediatric health services in resource limited settings

 

Application

You can find further information and contacts for your proposal to the foundation here. We are looking forward to your application!

If you would like to financially support the foundation please use the following banking details:

Account owner: Stiftung internationale Kindergesundheit
Bank: Wartburg Sparkasse
BIC: HELADEF1WAK
IBAN: DE 45 8405 5050 0012 0298 31

If you would like a contribution receipt please supply us with your complete contact details.