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About the Assmann Foundation for Prevention

Established in 2003, it is the purpose of the foundation to promote science and research as well as public health care systems in the field of medical prevention. An important objective of the foundation’s work is to present to the citizens measures of medical prevention through scientifically sound information, in order to improve their quality of life and to increase their life expectancy. Saving lives through research and information is the foundation’s guiding principle.

In addition, the foundation supports research projects in the field of preventive medicine in developing countries. Education is the best preventive measure. It is against this background that the  Assmann Foundation for Prevention and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung started their media educational cooperation in 2014. Like in the case of both preceding projects, an Internet portal developed technically and as to contents by the Assmann Foundation for Prevention using internal resources, is at the center of the current initiative “Students4Kids“.

As an operating foundation, the Assmann Foundation for Prevention plays a leading role in all its projects in terms of design and organisation. With its detailed websites the Assmann Foundation for Prevention addresses both the interested layman and medical specialist circles. Focus is placed on up-to-date information regard to research in the field of preventive medicine as well as to worldwide health policies about chances of preventive medicine for the maintenance of health. The technical expertise of the Assmann-Stiftung für Prävention is based among other things on the internationally recognized research works of the founder in the framework of the most extensive, prospective, long-term observance study worldwide in the field of cardiovascular and vascular medicine (PROCAM study).

Further information is available at www.assmann-stiftung.de

About the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Founded in 1949, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung is one of the most important, nationwide and independent quality papers in Germany. Day after day, more than 300 experienced and incisive expert editors of the F.A.Z. as well as some 100 editorial staff provide first-class quality journalism.

With its almost 90 home and foreign correspondents the F.A.Z. possesses one of the largest network of correspondents worldwide. F.A.Z. journalists produce exciting reports, precise analyses, detailed background stories and clever commentaries.

Day by day, the F.A.Z. serves as a source of information for more than a million people, who already know a lot but want to understand even more. The paper provides thoroughly researched facts, precise analyses, opinions capable of discourse and clever commentaries. What you read in the F.A.Z. often generates social debates or influences them in an opinion-forming way. Further information is available at www.faz.net

Friends & Sponsors

Promote Our Student Competition – Become a Project Partner!

The fight against hidden hunger is not a battle of our own. Would you also like to help reduce the number of meanwhile 2 billion affected people affected by micronutrient deficiencies? We are looking for companies who want to support our initiative. Join us in making Hidden Hunger a topic at German and Ugandan universities and simultaneously promote the intercultural and communicative skills of these young adults.

How? Maybe in the joint selection, evaluation and development of scientifically based approaches used to combat the hidden hunger in this year’s competition in Uganda. Or support us in the realization of the winning projects of the last competition in Zambia and Ivory Coast.

We want to thank all friends and sponsors who have already supported us. We are also looking for supporters in future competitions with special competences in Africa and would be very pleased about your commitment to our initiative!

Let us talk about the possibilities of involving your company!


Prof. em. Dr. med. Gerd Assmann, FRCP

Vorsitzender des Vorstandes der Assmann-Stiftung für Prävention
Gronowskistraße 33
48161 Münster
Telephone: +49 251 1312 3644
Email: info@assmann-stiftung.de

Gun Hellmich

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Senior Manager Kooperationen und Bildungsprojekte
Telephone: +49 69 75 91 11 24
Email: g.hellmich@faz.de


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