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Dr. Katharina Dworschak

I was born in Zweibrücken and completed my Physics Master, at the Max-Planck Institute for particle phyiscs in Heidelberg, and a PhD in fundamental particle theory, 12 years with BMW in Munich.

A few years ago I decided to take a new path in life and started studying medicine. The dream of working in developing countries lead me to hospitals in India, Nepal and Africa.  In spring 2009 I met Christa Drigalla in Sushma Koirala Memorial Hospital near Kathmandu and learned of her cooking stove projects.

The burns which women and children suffer on open fires are terrible.  I see clay stoves a simple and effective measure to avoid these accidents.

In 2010 I set up "The Stovemakers" together with my husband and in spring 2011 completed the contract with our first partner organisation "Swasta Chulo" in Nepall.  In 2011 I also completed my medical qualification. 

As a dedicated believer the One Health Concept (healthy people, animals and environment) I actively support a project for "street dogs" in Kathmandu in addition to my work as a doctor.

E-mail: katharina.dworschak@ofenmacher.org