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Dr. Gisela Schneider

Dr. Gisela Schneider is a public health physician who worked as a missionary doctor and public health physician in Africa from 1984 - 2007. Besides her clinical work she developed Primary Health Care programmes, was involved in training and HIV care in the Gambia. In 2005 she was appointed as Director of training at the Infectious Disease Institute at Makerere University in Kampala/Uganda where she set up training programmes for ART, HIV care and other infectious diseases for health workers from across Africa.

Since July 2007 she leads the German Institute for Medical Mission (Difäm e.V.). During the Ebola outbreak in 2014/2015 Dr Schneider worked with the Christian Health Associations in Liberia and later Sierra Leone, to strengthen Christian health services in their response to the epidemic and developed the programme: Keep Safe – Keep Serving with local providers who were able to keep health services going. Difäm is a long standing German NGO who works with faith based services across Africa in the area of PHC; health system strengthening and access to medicines as well as training and capacity building with the aim to strengthen the healing ministry of the church.

During the Corona Crisis she led the Corona Ambulance in her home time Tübingen and is engaged in making Corona Vaccines available to all.