Mr. Govert van Heusden

Graduated from the medical faculty of Leuven Catholic University in 1983 and from the MSc. in Public Health at the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in 1990, G. van Heusden worked in different countries (Brazil, Yemen, Niger, Kenya and Ecuador) as public health specialist. Experience includes clinical experience in low resource settings and management experience in LMIC health districts, rural hospitals and regional/national public health administrations. Teaching and training experience is mainly in the field of health services and health systems’ organization. The development of a national in-service training programme for district medical officers (Niger 1990-1993), management of the MSc. in PH in Antwerp (1996-1997) and a problem-based learning MPH degree in Ecuador (1998-2003) was followed by the appointment at ITM as Academic Coordinator in 2004. Since 2018 G. van Heusden heads the education office (EO) at ITM. The EO is tasked with the development of the institutional course offer, educational policies, quality assurance and internationalization including the collaboration in the tropEd network.

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