Bart Vander Plaetse


Bart is the head of programme unit for FAIRMED. He is a medical doctor, specialised in tropical medicine. He initially worked as a clinician in Southern Africa and was DMO in Zimbabwe. He then obtained an MPH from the Institute for Tropical Medicine, Antwerp-Belgium. Since then he has worked in African and South-East Asian countries, focusing on impacting health outcomes for the poorest, from a variety of perspectives, including NGO, bi- and multi-lateral development organisations, public-private partnerships; systems strengthening and sector reform, health management and implementation/operational research activities. He is interested in leprosy from clinical and health systems perspective; the interplay with other NTD’s and more general perspectives towards integrated and people-centered health services, and fascinated by policy making processes but even much more by pathways to efficient implementation at scale.