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Jan de Maeseneer

Position:

Full Professor of Medicine, Head of Department

Department:

Family Medicine and Primary Health Care

Vice-Dean for Strategic Planning of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (from 2008, on); chairman of the Educational Committee for the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum;  member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, of the Commission for the Nationalisation of the Faculty, of the Quality Assurance Unit of the Faculty.

Prof. de Maeseneer's research activities are focus­ed on: epidemiology of general practice, functioning of GPs, prescription behaviour, medical decision making, medical education, health systems research, equity in health care, telematics in health care, health outcome and health and pover­ty.

He has been involved in the development of various programs of international cooperation and student exchange (University of Cochabamba in Bolivia, University of Cape Town in South Africa, University Yaounde I in Cameroon, University of Makerere in Kampala, University of Science and Technology in Mbarara – Uganda, University of Cuenca – Ecuador and Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Ecuador - Quito). He is promoter of the VLIR-Own Initiatives project on "Optimisation of family medicine training in Southern and Eastern Africa" that has an important impact on the development of primary health care. He is promotor of the Primafamed-network (EU-Edulink) (www.primafamed.ugent.be).

In addition, since September 2007, Jan De Maeseneer  is the Secretary General of the Network "Towards Unity for Health" (www.the-networktufh.org).

Amasa activities:

PI for UGhent partner site

 

Mark Twagirumukiza

Position:

Post-doctoral researcher at Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, University Hospital Ghent (UZ Gent); Ghent University.

Department:

Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care

Research interests:

Dr Twagirumukiza's interests are in clinical pharmacology and related aspects of access to medicines specially in primary health care. His recent works focused on access to medicines, quality and safety of medicines, rational use of medicines. His PhD research project was centred on cardiovascular clinical pharmacology and hypertension (epidemiology, therapeutics strategies, clinical trials and arterial stiffness)

AMASA activities:

Coordinating WP1 and WG11

 

Maarten Declercq


 

Position:

Junior Researcher

Mr Declercq has a MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences and a MSc in Business administration.

Department:

Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care

Research interests:

Mr. Declercq focusses on the supply chain and distribution practices of pharmaceuticals. The effects on access to medicines are widespread and range from on-site storage practices to international tendering of essential medicines.

AMASA activities:

Member of several Working Groups.


Thierry Christians

Position:

MD, PhD, Full professor of Medicine

Department:

Family Medicine and Primary Health Care

AMASA activities:

Advisor in WG7

 

Marc Bogaert

Position:

MD, PhD, Full professor of Medicine

Department:

Pharmacology

AMASA activities:

Advisor in WG8

 

Margo Baele

Position:

Post-doctoral researcher

European research adviser at Ghent University

AMASA activities:

Participating in charge of Finances in WG9