The Bettina Kattermann Foundation remembers Bettina Kattermann, MD, a doctor of internal medicine who died in 2012.
Working for Doctors Without Borders in Myanmar for many years, she was particularly concerned about public health care.
To commemorate her sister, Dr. Vera Kattermann established this foundation from her legacy in 2013.
It was important to us, in the spirit of Bettina, to design the scholarships as “help for self-help” and to avoid long-term dependence on donors. We have also decided to support people directly on site and not in Europe: i.e. the scholarship holders and, indirectly, their families and the patients they care for.
The scholarship holders study postgraduate on site in Asia. And we commit each of our scholarship holders to work in Myanmar after the training and not to accept a highly paid position abroad.
We are proud to have supported a considerable number of scholarship holders so far, who are now highly motivated and qualified to contribute to the medical care in Myanmar.
Our Board of Trustees, which among other things decides on the awarding of scholarships, works together as a dedicated team. We warmly welcome interested parties who would like to work with the Foundation or contribute in their own way. Please feel free to contact us!
We are pleased if you support our work and would like to thank our previous supporters!
Klaus Fritsche (management), Vera Kattermann (founder of the foundation), Thomas Dehmel and Joanna Klabisch (on the foundation board)
“I want to help poor people, especially in rural areas where there is a lack of health education, adequate medical treatment, enough doctors and sufficient funds for health care.”