Development Aid

Markus Schulze Schwering as an ophthalmologist in development aid - for training as an ophthalmologist in Africa

  • 2005 - today Malawi, COM (1 x per year)
  • 2011 - 2013 Lecturer at the College of Medicine (COM), Blantyre, Malawi
  • 2003 - 2004 Dar Es Salaam - CCBRT (CBM - Eye Hospital), Tanzania
  • 2003 India ECCE training, Surgical Training at LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
  • 1998 Ecuador – internship
  • 1997 Kenya – internship

Short-term assignments: Ethiopia, Cameroon, Zambia, Uganda, Mali, Senegal, Togo

Patient with unilateral mature cataract

Since 2005, the University Eye Hospital of Tübingen and the Eye Clinic of the College of Medicine (COM) of the University of Malawi in Blantyre have been in partnership. It serves the training of ophthalmologists.

It was founded on the initiative of Dr. Markus Schulze Schwering on the German side and Dr. Henry Nkume Batumba on the Malawian side.

Dr. Schulze Schwering: hospital bedside teaching
Dr Schulze Schwering during instruction in the operating theatre

Dr.Schulze Schwering and the team of the University Eye Hospital Tübingen are responsible for the partnership.

Four specialists have been trained in this project since 2005, five more are in training.