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Institute of tropical medicine

Prof. Dr. med. Frank Mockenhaupt
tropical medicine

About the department

The institute of tropical medicine and international health at the University Hospital Charite Berlin contributes to national and global health. The department has a travel clinic, which people can address before travelling abroad. Moreover, the unit is recognised as a certified yellow fever vaccination centre. Furthermore, the unit has an outpatient clinic and laboratory, which offers a broad spectrum of diagnostical procedures. In addition, the institute conducts research on tropical diseases such as malaria and other infectious diseases such as helminthiases, HIV/AIDS, etc. It cooperates with other tropical diseases clinics in Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Their projects are funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. The institute also provides post-graduate training for medical specialists. 

The institute's medical focus includes preventing tropical diseases and treatment. In addition, the clinic performs various vaccination and individual consultation before travelling abroad. The particular focal points of the institute lie in parasitic and rare diseases.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Laboratory diagnostic:

  • Anisakis spp.
  • Ancylostoma duodenale
  • Ascaris lumbricoides
  • Babesia spp.
  • Balantidium coli
  • Schistosoma spp.
  • Clonorchis spp.
  • Cryptosporidium parvum
  • Cyclospora cayetanensis
  • Diphyllobothrium latum
  • Echinococcus spp.
  • Entamoeba histolytica
  • Fasciola hepatica
  • Mansonella spp.
  • Dirofilaria immitis
  • Brugia spp.
  • Onchocerca spp.
  • Leishmania spp.
  • Microsporidia
  • Onchocerca volvulus
  • Opisthorchis felineus
  • Paragonimus westermani


  • Cholera oral vaccination 
  • FSME vaccination 
  • Yellow Fever vaccination 
  • Influenza vaccination 
  • Shingles 
  • HPV vaccination 
  • Hepatitis A vaccination 
  • Combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid vaccination 
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Combined Hepatitis A + B 
  • Japanese Encephalitis vaccination 
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccination
  • Meningitis vaccination 
  • Meningitis B vaccine
  • Polio vaccination 
  • Pneumococcus vaccination (P23) 
  • Pneumococcus vaccination (P13)
  •  Combined Tetanus-Diphtheria vaccination 
  • Combined Tetanus Diphtheria Polio vaccination 
  • Combined Tetanus Diphtheria Polio Pertussis vaccination 
  • Combined Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis vaccination 
  • Rabies vaccination 
  • Typhoid vaccination / oral vaccination 
  • Chickenpox vaccination
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Doctor profile


  • 1998-01-01 to present | Prof., MD (Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health) Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin


  • Head of the department of tropical medicine and international health Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Awards, memberships, publications

  • 315 publications
  • 5 projects
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