From the very beginning, the education and training of professionals has been one of the most important pillars in the work of Artemed Stiftung. In the long term, local people should be able to solve their own challenges, and our task is to empower them to do so. We therefore regularly award scholarships to particularly talented staff members who we believe can later be a great support in their field.
With your donation, give one of our scholarship holders the knowledge to be able to sustainably improve the situation in their country.
Our scholarship holders
Dr Francis Msagati
Specialist for internal medicine
After completing his medical studies, Dr. Francis Msagati worked for several years at St. Walburg`s Hospital in Nyangao. He stood out due to his high sense of responsibility and great curiosity and was therefore promoted to Medical Director of the hospital at an early stage. His greatest wish was to be able to train as a specialist in internal medicine, but for financial reasons he did not have the chance to pursue this path. The Artemed Stiftung now enables him to continue his training through a three-year scholarship, after which he has committed himself for another 5 years at the St. Walburg`s Hospital . With his additional qualification, he will be able to make a significant contribution to better treatment of patients in Nyangao.
Trainers for nursing staff
St. Walburg's Hospital in Tanzania also includes Sr. Thekla's Nursing School, where nurses are given sound training for the hospital, so that they can then provide the care that patients at St. Walburg's Hospital need. Sospeter Nyagabona has been working as a Nurse Tutor at the school since 2014 and is doing good and important work in training new nurses in Nyangao. With the help of Artemed Stiftung , he has been doing a Bachelor in Nursing at Bugema University in Uganda since 2018. In the future, this will enable the nursing school to offer training leading to a diploma for nurses. This will significantly and sustainably improve the quality of nursing in the hospital.
Dr Masanja Kasoga (pictured with Angelika Hartmann at the Hospital zum Heiligen Geist Kempen)
Specialist in gynaecology
Dr Masanja Kasoga trained as a specialist in gynaecology and obstetrics at Muhimbili University in Dar Es Salaam from 2018 to 2020 with the support of Artemed Stiftung . As the top of his year, he then returned to Nyangao to apply his new knowledge and practical experience at St. Walburg`s Hospital . It was his personal wish to reduce maternal and infant mortality during births, which is still very high in this rural region of Tanzania, through his knowledge. Too often he has experienced the situation where he and his colleagues did not know what to do to save the lives of women and children. A state of affairs he could not continue to accept and wanted to change with the help of better training. He has committed himself to stay in Nyangao for at least 5 years. We are very happy about this commitment and are sure that he will do a lot of good as a specialist and medical director at St. Walburg`s Hospital .