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Professor Koen Peeters Grietens heads the Socio-ecological Health Research Unit at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp. He is senior lecturer at Nagasaki University and is affiliated to the Amsterdam Institute of Social Science Research.
He holds a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology and has conducted extensive research on sociocultural factors related to infectious disease transmission dynamics, community perceptions on health and illness, and their impact on the effectiveness of disease prevention, control and elimination strategies.
His professional experience is characterized by high international mobility and extensive field research in low-income countries in West Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia.
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Humanitarianism as a Form of Government: Interactions in Aid, Meaning-Making, and Well-being for Helpers of Refugees in Greece and Germany, a Multi-sited, Transdisciplinary Ethnography
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Improving facility delivery and postpartum care coverage through facility and community based intervention in the post-Ebola context in rural Guinea
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An anthropological analysis of the community participatory approach of a malaria elimination trial in The Gambia: determinants for community members’ participation
MASUNAGA, Y., Peeters, K. & Gerrets, R.
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Complexities in defining the unit of intervention for reactive community-based malaria treatment in the GambiaJaiteh, F., Ribera, J. M., Masunaga, Y., Okebe, J., D'Alessandro, U., Balen, J., Achan, J., Gerrets, R. & Peeters Grietens, K., 2021, In : Frontiers in Public Health. 9, 9 p., 601152.
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From informed consent to adherence: factors influencing involvement in mass drug administration with ivermectin for malaria elimination in The GambiaFehr, A., Nieto-Sanchez, C., Muela, J., Jaiteh, F., Ceesay, O., Maneh, E., Baldeh, D., Achan, J., Dabira, E., Conteh, B., Bunders-Aelen, J., Smekens, T., Broekhuizen, H., D'Alessandro, U. & Peeters Grietens, K., 2021, In : Malaria Journal. 20, 1, 16 p., 198.
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Further evidence needed to change policy for the safe and effective radical cure of vivax malaria: insights from the 2019 annual APMEN Vivax Working Group meetingRuwanpura, V. S. H., Nowak, S., Gerth-Guyette, E., Theodora, M., Dysoley, L., Haile, M., Peeters Grietens, K., Price, R. N., Lynch, C. A. & Thriemer, K., 2021, In : Asia & The Pacific Policy Studies. 35 p.
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In pursuit of a cure: the plural therapeutic landscape of onchocerciasis-associated epilepsy in Cameroon - a mixed methods studyRonse, M., Irani, J., Gryseels, C., Smekens, T., Ekukole, S., Teh Monteh, C., Tatah Ntaimah, P., Dierickx, S., Verdonck, K., Colebunders, R., Njamnshi, A. K., O'Neill, S. & Peeters Grietens, K., 2021, In : PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. 15, 2, 26 p., e0009206.
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Interventions to increase facility births and provision of postpartum care in sub-Saharan Africa: a scoping reviewCamara, B. S., Delamou, A., Grovogui, F. M., de Kok, B. C., Benova, L., El Ayadi, A. M., Gerrets, R., Grietens, K. P. & Delvaux, T., 2021, In : Reproductive Health. 18, 1, p. 1-22 22 p., 16.
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