Pol De Vos

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Research expertise

- Public Health Policies, health services (re)organization and Health sector reform in HSR in Latin America (1997-2014)

  • Community based health experiences in Central-America (1997-2000)

  • Health sector reform in Colombia (2000-2004)

  • Interinstitutional collaboration with the Cuban National Institute of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology (INHEM) in Havana. (1997-2014)

    Health services organization and intervention research in the Cuban first line health services, with focus on (re)organization of Cuba’s family medicine (1997-2014)

    • Emergency services in the Cuban Health System

    • Hospital at home in the Cuban Health System

    • Organization and evolution of the Cuban health system in times of crisis

    • Hospital management in times of crisis (Cienfuegos, cuba)

    • Cuba’s International Collaboration Program

    • Participatory Planning and Evaluation strategies in community health

    • Chronic diseases care (hypertension program) in Cardenas and Santiago de Cuba

  • Disease control and community participation (PAHO 2010)

    • Community participation in Dengue control in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. (PAHO)

  • Health Policies in Europe (2000-2004 / 2012-2013 )

    • European Health Policies

    • Health consequences of the European crisis

  • Empowerment strategies for (the right to) Health (with THWA – Brussels)

  • Follow-up of an implementation program with the People’s Health Movement in Latin America (MPS-LA)) in collaboration with Intal (2010-2013).

  • Healthe services organization and chronic diseases: recent evolutions in Latin America (2009-2014) and in Cuba (2010-2014)

Teaching expertise


- Health services organization

- Local Health Systems –(in TMIH & TM courses)

- Chronic diseases and HSO (in MPH, TMIH and TM courses)

- National Health Policies (in TMIH & TM courses)

- ‘Globalization and Health’ (in TMIH & TM courses at ITM)

- Thesis coach for Master students at ITM: MPH-HSMP & MPH-IH

Thesis coach Master Family Medicine (Be)

Invited lectures:

- Ghent University (Master Conflict and Development)

- Queen Mary University of London, UK.

- Thessaloniki University, Greece.

- University of Leiden, The Netherlands

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