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Steering committee

Steering committee

Steering committee

Steering committee

Dr. Elisabeth Kauder

Dr. Elisabeth Kauder - President German Doctors

Dr. Elisabeth Kauder, who is a qualified psychotherapist, has been active for the German Doctors since 2002. After studying medicine at the University of Freiburg, she specialized in internal medicine. Dr. Kauder worked as chief physician at Tuttlingen County Hospital until 2007.

At the end of 2006 she started further training in psychoanalysis / psychotherapy at the C.G. Jung Institute in Stuttgart, and from 2007-2010 she worked as an intern at the Vinzenz von Paul Psychiatric Clinic in Rottweil before fully qualifying at the end of 2011.

Since 2012, Dr. Kauder has been running her own practice for psychoanalysis in Stuttgart, where she also holds lectures at the C.G. Jung Institute, where she is deputy chairman.

Having been a member of our charitable organization since 2007, Dr. Kauder was elected to the German Doctors’ Steering Committee in 2008 and has been its Chairman since 2011. She is also very well informed about the organization’s practical work, having attended projects in Kenya and Bangladesh and from her annual missions in India.

Dr. Marion Reimer

Dr. Marion Reimer

Dr. Marion Reimer, born in Berlin in 1951, qualified as a doctor of medicine in 1985 and worked in Freiburg, Berlin and Cologne as an anesthetist and became chief physician in Cologne in 1997.

An article in a German medical journal brought her attention to the German Doctors. She performed her first voluntary medical mission for the German Doctors in 1993 and has served on the Philippine islands Mindanao and Cebu and in Calcutta, India.

Dr. Reimer has been on the German Doctors’ Steering Committee since 2010 and is currently the Committee’s Deputy Chairman.

Susanne Weber-Mosdorf

Susanne Weber-Mosdorf

Susanne Weber-Mosdorf was born near Stuttgart in 1953 and has been working for German Doctors since 2012. She studied law, economics, and politics at the University of Constance and at the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Paris.

She has held management posts in administration, trade and industry, and international organizations. She was mayor of her home town Kirchheim unter Teck, Undersecretary at the State of Baden-Württemberg’s Ministry of Further Education and Culture, Women and Families and managing director of Prognos, a business consultancy. She was responsible for the international division in the Federal German Ministry of Health and Social Affairs before being appointed Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organisation in 2006.

From her work for the WHO, Ms. Weber-Mosdorf is well aware of the lack of good medical care in the regions where the German Doctors work, and she knows that the on-going work done by the doctors who volunteer there is invaluable.

Ms. Weber-Mosdorf attaches particular importance to giving continuous further training to doctors and nurses at project sites not only to improve the basic health care that is provided locally, but also to build bridges for communicating sustainable medical knowledge. Together with partner projects, her aim is to increasingly focus on the need to improve living conditions where diseases thrive.

Having meanwhile left the WHO, Ms. Weber-Mosdorf still contributes to international projects organized by the WHO, the World Bank and Transparency International. She is also active in education and cultural institutions, such as the Literature Archives in Marbach and the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy.

Klaus Ritsche

Klaus Ritsche

Klaus Ritsche was born in Krefeld in 1956. The agricultural economist studied in Bonn and Berlin and then worked for a total of 11 years in development projects of various organisations in Zambia, Cameroon and Rwanda. In 1995 he joined Welthungerhilfe, where he worked first as a programme manager and humanitarian aid coordinator and then as commercial manager. Since 2018 he has been in early retirement.

He became aware of the German Doctors within the framework of the work of German NGOs and was elected to the organisation's steering committee in 2020. As a member of the Presidium, Klaus Ritsche primarily has supervisory functions for administrative and financial matters and advises the German Doctors on the further professionalization of their work.

Nathalie Rans

Nathalie Rans

The pediatrician Nathalie Rans was born in Bonn in 1975. After studying medicine at the University of Bonn and at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire in Caen/France, she first completed her training as a specialist in paediatrics and adolescent medicine, then specialised in neonatology. Today, the physician works in the interdisciplinary intensive care unit at the Asklepios Children's Hospital Sankt Augustin.

Nathalie Rans has been working for the German Doctors as an physician since 2010. Since her first humanitarian mission in Calcutta, she has been enthusiastic about India and the project there and has so far carried out a total of 8 missions in Calcutta.

Nathalie Rans has been a member of the German Doctors e.V. since 2018 and was elected to the organization's steering committee in 2020.

German Doctors help worldwide

We believe in the right of every human being to get medical care no matter their origin. Therefore our volunteer German Doctors offer medical treatments in developing countries for the poorest of the poor. Whether people infected with HIV, undernourished children deficiency syndromes or people with chronic diseases, we help everyone who needs help.

Our doctors work during their annual leave or retirement for a period of six weeks and waive any compensation. More than 7000 missions with more than 3200 doctors were completed since 1983.