The Mercator Fellowship on International Affairs annually sponsors 25 German-speaking young professionals and university graduates from all disciplines who are committed to improving the world of tomorrow. During the 12-month programme, Fellows work in two or three international organizations that are active worldwide – non-governmental or non-profit organizations, or business enterprises. The Fellows’ own practical questions serve as their project proposals and determine their workstations anywhere in the world. Seminars are also held on current issues in international cooperation, and to develop their leadership skills and key competencies.
Baptiste Vasey studied medicine at the University of Zurich and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He gained clinical experience in various major centers, including the St Michael's Hospital in Toronto, the Geneva University Hospital and the London's Air Ambulance. As part of his training, he spent two months at a remote hospital in the Peruvian Andes. During this time, he realized the potential of computer-aided diagnosis support systems to compensate for the lack of conventional diagnostic tests and for the low density of specialty-trained physicians. As a Mercator Fellow, he will focus on possible strategies to implement this new technology in low-resource settings.n Technologie im Umfeld begrenzter Ressourcen beschäftigen.