Dr. med. Andreas Schultz, MD, MScIH, DTMPH

Dr. Andreas Schultz (50) is a senior lecturer and pediatrician currently working as a group leader on global child health at UKB as well as an interim component leader at GIZ German Development. Until 2020 he was a technical ad­visor to the German Ministry of Development at the College of Medicine, University of Malawi. In 2017 he became the academic coordinator of the department of pediatrics at Lilongwe Campus.

He is a senior medical officer and a consultant in paediatrics, tropical medicine and in­ter­na­tional public health. Over the last 20 years he had various assignments to developing coun­tries mostly as head of programs, coordinator or advisor.

He has a wide experience in strategic and operational planning in health project and pro­gram management and is an academic teacher and researcher. Previously, Dr. Schultz was the country director of “Doctors of the World” Germany, an INGO supporting long term health and education projects worldwide with a strong focus on child and maternal health. His teaching and research interest are population dynamics with respect to primary health and education, implementation research in LRS and social determinants of health.

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Dr. Schultz has been awarded several research grants, latest in 2019, and key publications have been published in international peer-reviewed journals. He engages strongly with the community by collaborating with local schools in health education and NGOs involved in play therapy and early childhood education. His teaching innovations include production of study resources, development of new courses, e-learning and realization of teacher exchange programs. He is leading research groups and doctoral students in clinical paediatric topics and pre- and postgraduate education. Dr. Schultz has been awarded several academic awards and monetary grants for his education and clinical work.

Dr. Schultz also acts as a board member of several institutions engaged in international health. He is married and has 3 children.

Publications

Global Child Health

Research Focus

  • clinical research
    • acute respiratory infections
    • hypothermia
    • mortality reduction
  • implementation research
    • low cost interventions
    • point of care diagnostics
    • management of chronic illnesses
  • (medical) education
    • in-service training programs
    • health seeking behaviour

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Current Projects

  • seroprevalence and immunity against SARS-CoV-2
  • perception of COVID-19 in health workers
  • prevention of hypothermia in neonates
  • quality of care in education
  • point of care ultrasound in low-resource settings
  • long term outcomes in chronic cardiac conditions
  • avoidable death along the referral pathway
  • perception of malaria prevention
  • medical education for NMP