The Friede Springer Endowed Professorship

is the first

German professorship for Global Child Health

and has been located at

Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H)

since October 2017


From left to right: Prof. Ralf Weigel, Christiane Boos, Dr. Farzana Yasmin, Michael Galatsch


Together with its partners at home and abroad, the team of the endowed professorship develops research projects and is involved in education, training and continuing professional education in global child health in a variety of ways:

  • Global health track and intercultural preparation for stays abroad as part of the “Modellstudiengang Medizin” of the Witten/Herdecke University.
  • Further education for students of all health professions (summer school)
  • Advanced modules in the Master’s programme in International Health as a partner of the Network for Education in International Health (tropEd)
  • Further training for specialist candidates in paediatrics and adolescent medicine in cooperation with the Else Kröner- Fresenius- Foundation, the Westphalia-Lippe Medical Association and the Kamuzu University of Health Sciences in Blantyre/Malawi as part of the “Else Kröner Malawi Child Health Centre” (special project child health).

Detailed information on the projects and offers of the professorship can be found here