Travel Report Tanzania
Visit of German Parliamentarians 10th-16th June 2019
Berlin – June 17th, 2019. After initiation of the advisory council the wish to visit a country were NTDs are prevalent was formulated. Tanzania was chosen, because the national NTD programme is very active and well known in addition several German NGOs are working in Tanzania since many years. The members of the German parliament Heike Baehrens and Andrew Ulmann visited several projects and experts to learn more about fighting NTDs in Tanzania. The trip was prepared and organized by several member organizations of DNTDs like action medeor, Christoffel Blindenmission (CBM), DAHW, Missionsärztliches Institut Würzburg, University of Munich and University of Bonn.
Members of German Parliament Establish Advisory Council Against Neglected Tropical Diseases
Berlin. June 14, 2018 – Amidst a ceremony, members of the German parliament initiated an advisory council to combat neglected tropical diseases and strengthen health systems. Heike Baehrens MP is one of the ten parliamentary delegates who founded the council, and sits as vice council chair. She emphasized that the parliamentarians were committed to supporting the initiatives by the German Network Against Neglected Tropical Diseases DNTDs. Her colleague, Dr. Georg Kippels MP, heads the council. “All representatives gathered here today are well aware of the importance of joining efforts to battle the most prevalent infectious diseases. Worldwide, 1.5 billion people are affected. They mostly belong to the poorest of the poor and lack sufficient access to food, water or health services. Alongside the DNTDs, we want to give these people a voice here in Germany”, he said.
- Dr. Georg Kippels, (CDU/CSU), Chairman
- Heike Baehrens (SPD), Deputy Chairman
- Carl-Julius Cronenberg (FDP),
- Dr. Karamba Diaby,(SPD),
- Dr. Christoph Hoffmann (FDP),
- Volkmar Klein (CDU/CSU),
- René Roespel (SPD),
- Kordula Schulz-Asche (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen),
- Dr. Andrew Ullmann (FDP),
- Ottmar von Holtz (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen).