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Encouragement of masterstudents in Tanzania

Masterstudent in Tanzania

Masterstudent in Tanzania © action medeor

In 2017 Germany had 73 pharmacists for 100.000 inhabitants. The same year the federal employment agency classified the pharmacist profession as a shortage occupation. In contrast Tanzania only has three pharmacists per 100.000 inhabitants.

The result: There is a huge shortage of well educated pharmaceutical personnel in the Tanzanian health care system – in hospitals, in the pharmaceutical industry, in pharmaceutical and health care administrations and especially at universities for teaching and research purposes.

Well educated pharmacists often leave the country to obtain a further qualifying course of studies. Afterwards they often do not return to their homecountry, which is an essential problem.

At this point, action medeor takes action and affords three scholarship holders to pursue a degree at Muhimbili University (MUHAS) in Tanzania’s capital Dar es Salam. Within these two years, the action medeor foundation carries tuition fees, the publication of the master thesis and the costs of living, so that the students can fully concentrate on their studies. Only with the help of further education of talented young academics, it is possible to develop a pharmaceutical structure in Tanzania.

After an announcement and application phase through MUHAS the two scholarship holders are selected in a two-staged procedure on basis of their technical qualification and motivation.


Encouragement of masterstudents in Tanzania
Term of validity:
academic year 2017/2018 until academic year 2020/2021
38.500 Euro
action medeor Stiftung