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Thérèse Delvaux is a medical doctor, specialized in obstetrics and gynecology (University of Liège, Belgium). She has over 30 years of experience in the field of sexual and reproductive health. She is scientific expert and senior researcher at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp. She teaches sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and coordinates the advanced Short Course on SRH at ITM.
After working with Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium in Africa (Rwanda, Guinea, Angola) and Asia (Cambodia), she worked at the School of Public Health, Free University of Brussels (ULB), then obtained a MPH in 1996 (Harvard University, USA).
She joined the Unit of HIV/STI Epidemiology and Control at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in 1998. She obtained a PhD degree in 2009 (University of Ghent, Belgium) on the topic “Linking sexual and reproductive health and HIV services: from needs to feasibility and evidence of benefits”.
She is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the scientific journal Sexual and Reproductive Health Matters. She is involved at the Belgian level in the field of international sexual and reproductive health since 2000, first with the Belgian Platform on Population and Development she chaired for 6 years, and currently with the Working Group on Sexual and Reproductive health and Rights (SRHR), within the Belgian International Health Platform Be-cause Health.
- Linkages between sexual and reproductive health and HIV, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT); Integrated sexual and reproductive health.
- Family planning services/programs.
- Quality of maternity care, safe abortion and reproductive health services; reproductive health programs.
- Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH): Master in Public Health, ITM, Antwerp: PMTCT; introduction to SRH; unsafe abortion/ safe abortion services; family planning; evidence-based medicine in reproductive/maternal health; integrated sexual and reproductive health services (1998/99-current)
- SRH: Master in Public Health –“Mestrado em Saude Publica”, Reproductive Health Option, University E. Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique (2009-current)
- SRH: Post graduate in Tropical Diseases and International Health, ITM, Antwerp: PMTCT; Safe abortion services (2000-current)
- Course Coordination: “International Course on Planning and Management of Reproductive Health Programs”, (1999-2019); Advanced Short Course on SRH
- Coaching: MPH thesis, ITM, Antwerp (1998/99-current); PhD students (2010-current)
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27/04/21 → …
Advancing the implementation of quality improvement strategies to reduce maternal mortality using realist evaluation: the case of Maternal Death Reviews in Benin
1/01/21 → 31/12/24
ADOSEN: Un appui à la mise en place d'un modèle de services adaptéesaux adolescent(e)s à travers une recherche action dans le cadre de l'intervention santé de la femme, du nouveau-né, de l'enfant et de l'adolescent
15/09/20 → 15/12/23
Project: Research Project
Improving facility delivery and postpartum care coverage through facility and community based intervention in the post-Ebola context in rural Guinea
1/01/19 → …
Contribuer au renforcement de capacités du Centre Maferinyahdans lorganisation de la formation (médicale) continue et la recherche en Guinée
1/01/21 → 31/12/21
Project: Development project
Effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and neonatal health services in three referral hospitals in Guinea: an interrupted time-series analysisMillimouno, T. M., Dioubaté, N., Niane, H., Diallo, M. C., Maomou, C., Sy, T., Diallo, I. S., Semaan, A., Delvaux, T., Benova, L. & Delamou, A., 2023, In: Reproductive Health. 20, 1, 13 p., 50.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile101 Downloads (Pure)
Put, W. V. D., Garcia, M., Camara, B. S., Christou, A., Delvaux, T., Sidibé, S., Beavogui, A. H. & Delamou, A., 2023, In: BMJ Global Health . 8, 2, 22 p., e010996.
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Length of stay and determinants of early discharge after facility-based childbirth in Cameroon: analysis of the 2018 Demographic and Health SurveyFouogue, J. T., Semaan, A., Smekens, T., Day, L-T., Filippi, V., Mitsuaki, M., Fouelifack, F. Y., Kenfack, B., Fouedjio, J. H., Delvaux, T. & Benova, L., 2023, In: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 23, 1, 575.
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A mixed-methods study of maternal health care utilisation in six referral hospitals in four sub-Saharan African countries before and during the COVID-19 pandemicBanke-Thomas, A., Semaan, A., Amongin, D., Babah, O., Dioubate, N., Kikula, A., Nakubulwa, S., Ogein, O., Adroma, M., Anzo Adiga, W., Diallo, A., Diallo, L., Cellou Diallo, M., Maomou, C., Mtinangi, N., Sy, T., Delvaux, T., Afolabi, B. B., Delamou, A., Nakimuli, A. & 2 others, , 2022, In: BMJ Global Health . 7, 2, 14 p., e008064.
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Calhoun, L. M., Mandal, M., Onyango, B., Waga, E., McGuire, C., Zulu, E. M., van den Akker, T., Benova, L., Delvaux, T. & Speizer, I. S., 2022, In: Frontiers in global womens health. 3, 16 p., 973971.
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