About the course

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.

Course content: Infectious diseases including malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, malnutrition, paediatric emergency care, introduction of Emergency Assessment Triage and Treatment (ETAT), gynaecology and obstetrics, cardiology, surgery, dermatology, oncology, laboratory services, psychosocial aspects of paediatrics, international players in globald child health, intercultural challenges, health systems in countries of varying political stability and scientific research in Global Child Health among others.

The course is furthermore designed to allow for thorough international exchange of expertise and for networking with colleagues with matching interests. Course content is transferred by means of lectures, practical workshops, seminars in small groups as well as discussion rounds.

The course is primarily designed for clinicians but there are few slots each year reserved for suited nursing personell, midwives and professionals from occupational groups relevant to the topic.

Prerequisites for attending are: an occupation relevant to the topic, sufficient English language skills, interest in the course content and the motivation to apply and share the newly aquired knowledge in a country with limited ressources.

Since 2015, we reserve a part of the places for colleagues from resource-limited countries. There is the possibility of receiving a scholarship through an application procedure. This includes the course participation as well as the participation in the GTP annual conference and includes the possibility of a preceding or subsequent observership in one of our partner clinics in Europe. We also cover the costs for travel, visa modalities, accommodation and, during the course, also costs for full board.

The aim is to offer a lively international exchange of information, to enable direct professional contacts and to learn from the wealth of experience of the international participants. This approach has proven very successful so far and is appreciated by all. The GTP scholarship committee accepts applications until the announced deadline, evaluates them and selects the scholarship holders every year.

Application criteria are:

  • Current clinical work which will be continued in the future at the applicant’s home institution
  • No or little travel experience abroad in the past (not mandatory). Here we would like to support colleagues who have not had a chance to participate in personal professional international exchange.
  • Active lecturing activities at the applicant’s working place.
  • If applicable: research
  • Interest in future cooperations, i.e. hospital partnerships
  • Relevant experience with child health
  • Interest in the course content
  • Motivation to apply the newly gained knowledge at the applicant’s home institution

Required documents for application

  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Recommendation letter of a superior

Please send your documents to: Email
The current deadline is to be seen on the newest course website.


Schloss Rauischholzhausen
Schloss Rauischholzhausen, GTP Intensivkurs Tropenpädiatrie / Internationale Kindergesundheit. Photo: S. Konopelska (p)

The beautiful and historical venue (the conference center of the University of Gießen, Germany) allows us to teach and accomodate everyone within the same location for a fair price. A good variety of seminar rooms compliment our course concept of combining lectures with small group activities.

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