Westdeutscher Rundfunk



German public-broadcasting institution based in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia with its main office in Cologne. As well as contributing to the output of the national television channel Das Erste, WDR produces the regional television service WDR Fernsehen (formerly known as WDF and West3) and six regional radio networks.

Affiliated grantees

Funded projects

The biggest killer

Seventy percent of the 8 million new cancer cases annually are diagnosed in developing countries. But so far, little has been done to fight this epidemic. This project will show the urgency of the matter and how it could be addressed.

Hope and hurdles - drugs are not enough to fight MDR tuberculosis

This investigation will show how science, the social setting and changes in funding interact in unexpected ways in the fight against tuberculosis in Mozambique and Belarus.

Lebanon: bankrupt, destroyed, addicted?

Lebanon’s economic crisis has pushed the health sector of the former “hospital of the Middle East” to the brink of collapse.