Temmerman Marleen

Temmerman Marleen was elected as an AAS Fellow in 2018. As a fellow, Temmerman Marleen contributes to the development of the Academy’s strategic direction through participation in AAS activities and governance structures. . This gears the Academys vision of transforming african lives through science.

Year elected
Medical & Health Sciences

Education PhD, Ghent University, Belgium, 1993 MPH, Free University Brussels, Belgium, 1985 OB/GYN, Board Certification, Ministry of Public Health, Belgium, 1983 DTM&H, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, 1979 MD, State University Ghent, Belgium, 1978   Training Management Development Programme, UZ Gent,(2009) Certificate of Tropical Medicine, ITM, Antwerp, Belgium, 1979 Certificate of Medicine cum Laude, Ghent University, Belgium, 1978 Classics, O-L-Vr Ten Doorn, Eeklo, Belgium, 1970   Current areas of teaching Global health Women's health and rights  Reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health  Implementation science and research   Research interests Prof Temmerman has a strong academic and scientific background with over 500 publications and books in the area of women’s health, with a Hirsch index of 75. She has supervised many PhD students in Europe, Africa, Latin-America and China and received several awards and honours for her research and advocacy work   Experience Full Professor, Chair Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Director Women’s Health, Faculty of Heath Sciences, Aga Khan University in East Africa,2015 to date Full Professor OB/GYN, Ghent University, Belgium, 1995-current;(leave of absence since 2012) Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ghent University Hospital, Belgium,(2008-2012) Director, International Centre for Reproductive Health, Ghent University, Belgium,1994-2012 Senator, Belgian Parliament (2007-2012) Member of UN/WHO Independent Expert Review Group on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health (2010-2012)   Professional associations Member of KOGS (Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society)  Associate member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Commissioner in the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the post-2015 world Senior Fellow in the Institute for Global Health Diplomacy in Geneva Senior WHO Advisor in Women, Adolescent and Child Health Member of the EDCTP Scientific Advisory Committee Commissioner in the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Member Scientific Advisory Committee, Chair of the HIV working Group of The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)  Member of the Expert Group on Contraception, European Parliamentary Forum Member of the Advisory Board of Women Deliver WD2019 Member of the UNFPA Global Advisory Council Member of the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the post-2015 world Member of the Lancet Standing Commission on Adolescent Health Senior Fellow in the Institute for Global Health Diplomacy in Geneva UNESCO-AKU Chair on Youth Leadership in Science, Health, Gender and Education at the Aga Khan University Member of the Expert Advisory Group (EAG), G-FINDER reproductive health report, PolicyCures Member of KOGS (Kenya OBS/GYN Society) Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of KARSCOM, Kenya AIDS Research Coordination Mechanism, Ministry of Health, Kenya, and member of the Maisha Maarifa HIV/SRH Research Hub of the Kenyan National AIDS Control Council (NACC) Member of KMWA, Kenya Medical Women Association Member of the Advisory Committee of the First Lady’s Beyond Zero Advocacy Platform, Kenya Member of the Kenya National Domestication of the Global AA-HA! Guidance Committee on Adolescent Health Member Research Committee, Health Department, Kilifi County Government Member of the Steering Committee Medical School, Technical University of Mombasa Chair of the Regional Maternal-Newborn Steering Committee, AKU-AKHS Chair of the AKU Ethics Review Board Board Member International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH)- Kenya   Awards and honours The IUSTI annual Prestigious Lecture award 2018 from The International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections (IUSTI). Plenary address at the organisation’s annual conference in Dublin, entitled Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Dublin, June 2018 KMWA Award (Kenya Medical Women Association Award), in recognition of outstanding and consistent work on women sexual and reproductive health and gender based violence. Nairobi, November 2018 Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, Pretoria, December 2018 UNESCO Chair on Youth Leadership in Science, Health, Gender and Education at the Aga Khan University, September 2018 Concurrent Professorship, Fudan University, May 2017 EDCTP Award for Outstanding Female Scientist, November 2016 Marie Popelin Award for Women’s Rights, a 5-yearly award established by the National Women’s Council Belgium, January 2016 Top 100 Women Leaders in Global Health, The Graduate Institute/Global Health Program, Switzerland, 2015 Honorary Professorship, National Institute Family Planning Research China, Beijing, October 2015 FIGO Distinguished Merit Award, Vancouver, September 2015 Gold Medal of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts, December 2014 Award for Free-thinking and Humanism by the Humanism Association Belgium, June 2013 Honorary Membership Award of the Club of Rome by H.R.H Prince Philippe of Belgium, June 2013 Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA) - ‘Peace Women Award 2011’, Brussels, 12 December 2011 Honorary Doctorate, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, 21 September 2011 Honorary Doctorate, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, 25 May 2011 BMJ Lifetime Achievement Award 2010, London, March 2010 FIGO Award in recognition of Women Obstetricians-Gynaecologists, Cape Town, October 2009