Marco Gerritsen - First Secretary Health

I'm a Medical Doctor International Health and Tropical Medicine with a Masters in Health Planning Policy and Financing (HPPF) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the London School of Economics (LSE). After a childhood and schooling in Africa I have worked as a tropical doctor with Médicins Sans Frontières in Somalia, in a Mission Hospital in Ghana and as a District Medical Officer in Zambia, the country where I was born in 1957. After my MSc. I worked as an advisor to the Mozambican Ministry of Health in Maputo and contributed to the first Health Sector Strategic Plan for Mozambique. In 2002 I joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Embassies in Lusaka, Zambia, Mozambique and HQ in The Hague as a senior policy advisor. As a Global Public Health specialist I'm passionate about engineering improvements for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV/AIDs with a special emphasis on youth and adolescents for community based solutions, now in Ethiopia.