Dr Egbert Sondorp MD MPH
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A medical doctor by training, I started my international health career as medical officer in Botswana. A MPH at Johns Hopkins University paved the way to become Medical Director with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Holland, followed by a period as Executive Director with HealthNet International, a NGO specialised in post-conflict health development. After a two year spell as public health consultant in Uganda I joined the School in 1999 as Senior Lecturer in Conflict & Health, with a focus on the evidence base of humanitarian aid, post-conflict health reconstruction and, more broadly, on health in fragile states. Currently honorary lecturer in Conflict and Health, next to an appointment at KIT (Royal Tropical Institute), Amsterdam, as Senior Health Advisor.
I am a tutor for the MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries. I am the organiser of the MSc Conflict and Health Study Module (5 weeks).
In addition, we run various advanced short courses related to complex emergencies
From its inception in 1999, the Conflict and Health Programme (C&H) focussed on the evidence base of humanitarian aid and post-conflict health reconstruction. In recent years, its remit has widened to encompass a broad range of issues related to health and fragile states. The key objective of the C&H Programme is to study health system strengthening in conflict, post-conflict and other fragile settings. This includes how to finance and structure health services, as well as how to overcome the constraints posed by poor governance. The C&H Programme has extensive knowledge of health reconstruction in all major post-conflict settings of the last two decades, including recent field based research in countries like Afghanistan, South Sudan, Liberia and Somalia.
The C&H Programme takes a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing upon the fields of health policy and finance, epidemiology, control of infectious diseases, mental health, peace-building and international relations. It collaborates with a range of practitioners, including NGOs, UN agencies, and various Ministries of Health.
- Health policy
- Health sector development
- Health systems
- Primary care
- Operational research
- Policy analysis
- Europe & Central Asia (developing only)
- Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
- Community Health Workers
- Fragile States
- Humanitarian Aid
- Post Conflict Reconstruction
A case study of health sector reform in Kosovo.
Percival, V. ; Sondorp, E. ;
Confl Health, 2010; 4:7
Health sector recovery in early post-conflict environments: experience from southern Sudan
Cometto, G.; Fritsche, G.; Sondorp, E.
Disasters, 2010; 34(4):885-909
The interagency health and nutrition evaluation in humanitarian crises: moving forward from single-agency to joint, sectorwide evaluations
Bornemisza, O.; Griekspoor, A.; Ezard, N.; Sondorp, E.
New directions for evaluation, 2010; 126:1-35
Promoting health equity in conflict-affected fragile states.
Bornemisza, O.; Ranson, M.K.; Poletti, T.M.; Sondorp, E.;
Soc Sci Med, 2009; 70(1):80-8
Factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder and depression amongst internally displaced persons in northern Uganda.
Roberts, B.; Ocaka, K.F.; Browne, J.; Oyok, T.; Sondorp, E.;
BMC Psychiatry, 2008; 8:38
A basic package of health services for post-conflict countries: implications for sexual and reproductive health services.
Roberts, B.; Guy, S.; Sondorp, E.; Lee-Jones, L.;
Reprod Health Matters, 2008; 16(31):57-64
Medical interventions following natural disasters: missing out on chronic medical needs.
Chan, E.Y.; Sondorp, E.;
Asia Pac J Public Health, 2007; 19 Spec No:45-51
Contracting out health services in fragile states.
Palmer, N.; Strong, L.; Wali, A.; Sondorp, E.;
BMJ, 2006; 332(7543):718-21
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