van Asten

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Lecturer Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center



  • MD (Nijmegen University);  MPH (Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene & Public Health).  


  • Public health and epidemiology.

Areas of interest:

  • Medical education; AIDS prevention and control; Epidemiology and Surveillance; Organization and Management of Health Systems; District health planning.

Present experience:

  • Public health advisor, project Support to the Training of Preventive Medicine doctors, Hanoi Medical University, Viet Nam (2008-2011); 
  • Manager PRIOR and APRIORI research programs in Tanzania and Indonesia;
  • Coordinator and lecturer International health programs RUNMC;
  • Editor, Tropical Medicine & International Health (TMIH);
  • Editor, MT Bulletin of the Netherlands Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health.

Past experience:

  • Adviser, HIV/AIDS Program, Ministry of Education & Culture, Maputo, Moçambique (2005-2009);
  • Coordinator, project Cooperation in Higher Education (MHO), Can Tho University, Viet Nam (1995-2004);
  • Coordinator of the collaboration with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, Tanzania;
  • Coordinator of the project 'Improving Quality of Care through Continuing Education' in partnership with KCMC and CSSC in Tanzania (2001-2005);
  • WHO/GPA team-leader and epidemiologist, National AIDS Control Programme, Tanzania (1990-1993);
  • Lecturer in epidemiology, dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, MUCHS Tanzania (1985-1988); 
  • Field experience in Swaziland (1977-1983).