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Clinic partnership UKGM / Tanzania

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The Department of Medicine at Philipps-Universität Marburg has maintained an intensive partnership with the Kilimanjaro region in Tanzania since 2018. To this end, the university participates in the initiative "Clinic Partnerships - Partners Strengthen Health" of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) together with the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation.

In the course of this cooperation, a "Memorandum of Understanding" was signed in 2019 to establish and expand cooperation in research, teaching and patient care between KCMC, Faraja District Hospital and the Department of Medicine at the University of Marburg. The main focus here is on non-communicable diseases such as diabetes or cancer. The long-term goal is to improve and strengthen health care in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania.

"We are very proud of international collaborations like these, because they are crucial for the advancement of science. Creating a framework for internationalisation and adapting it to the needs of science and research, teaching and studying is one of the most important strategic tasks of the Philipps-University, Marburg," said Katharina Krause, President of Philipps-Universität.

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  • Dr. Christian Kreisel; Email:; Tel. +49 178 / 7225846
  • Prof. Dr. med. Harald Renz; Email:; Tel. +49 6421 / 5866235
  • PD Dr. Chrysanthi Skevaki; Email:; Tel. +49 6421 / 5863850