Joyce Browne is an Assistant Professor/Researcher at UMC Utrecht. Her activities focus on global health, reducing health disparities (health equity), and safe pregnancy (maternal health). Her research primarily takes place in Ghana. She co-founded the Dutch Global Health Film Festival and, in addition to being the chair of the KCGH board, she is a member of the Supervisory Board of Simavi.
Jaco obtained his PhD from Leiden University on "Molecular tools in the diagnosis of intestinal parasitic infections." His main areas of interest include infectious diseases, intestinal parasites, soil-transmitted helminths, Strongyloides, (molecular) diagnostics, epidemiology, co-infection, zoonotic infections, capacity building, technology transfer, and education.
For over 20 years, Jaco has been working in the Parasitology department of Leiden University Medical Center, focusing on the development, validation, and implementation of new diagnostic tools, particularly molecular methods. He has a passion for teaching and is a strong advocate for technology transfer and capacity building in countries most affected by parasitic diseases.
Since 2012, he also holds a position as a medical molecular microbiologist and parasitologist at the Laboratory for Medical Microbiology and Immunology of the Elisabeth Hospital in Tilburg. He is a member of the Strategic Committee and the Scientific Committee.
Remko Schats, is a medical doctor with a strong commitment to Global Health. Through his international missions, he has demonstrated versatility and a drive to make a difference to the world. Over the last years he served several board positions in Global Health and accomplished a PhD in malaria vaccine research. He recently finished an executive MBA at Erasmus University and will take the position of treasurer in both the KCGH and the NvTG.
Currently, he is launching Σnigma, an innovative Global e-Health platform. Additionally, he delivers impactful leadership lectures and workshops, inspiring others to excel in their own endeavours.
Global Health professional (PhD, MPH) with over 25 years of experience in management and advisory in policy and advocacy with a focus in the past 20 years on Human Resources for Health (HRH), health systems, health financing, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and HIV/AIDS. She holds a firm belief in and commitment to global health justice.
Overseas experience includes the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.
Eelco Jacobs, MSc, PhD, is a health systems governance, policy-making, and financing specialist with over 15 years of experience in international development. He’s worked in the areas of monitoring and evaluation, qualitative and mixed methods research, capacity development, program development, and management.
As a senior advisor in the Health Systems Strengthening team he chairs KIT’s Centre for Health Systems in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings, and is a regular lecturer and tutor in KIT’s courses ‘Analysing Disrupted Health Systems’, ‘Strengthening Disrupted Health Systems’, and the Masters in Public Health program, coordinating the course on health policy and financing.
Eelco holds a PhD in the political economy of health systems governance and financing from the University of Basel, Switzerland, and an MSc in Political Economy and Sociology from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, UK.
All things journalism. Bruce is a Professor and Chair of Media, Politics & the Global South at Utrecht University. There, he provides leadership to the Department’s Media, Data, and Citizenship research cluster, supervises the tenure-track and tenured faculty, and conducts research focused on the complex relationship between journalism, technology, and democracy, particularly in non-Western contexts.
Internationally, Bruce is the Co-Director of the Global Risk Journalism Hub, a network of over 80 journalism researchers based in 30 countries.
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