Dr. Joris Vandelanotte is a Medical Doctor and Specialist in Public Health Medicine with over 25 years’ experience in Sub-Saharan Africa in the fields of public health, health systems strengthening, primary health care, monitoring and evaluation, and operational research. Joris started his career with Médecins sans Frontières in Kenya and Chad, where he combined clinical practice with district and primary health care management.
In Swaziland (2006-2012, ICAP, Columbia University) he led a team of clinicians and M&E staff at who supported the Ministry of Health in the provision of decentralized HIV care and treatment services, including HAART. At ICAP, Dr. Vandelanotte played a key role in several operational research activities, including work around follow-up and linkages of patients on chronic care and test and treatment approaches for HIV positive pregnant women.
As deputy director for Results and Measurement at Pact (2013-2014), he provided short-term technical assistance in monitoring, evaluation, and research to 9 country offices, and he was a key technical resource for statistics, geographic information systems, mobile health, and health information systems. More recently, Dr. Vandelanotte led a 5 year USAID funded HIV prevention and voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) project in Swaziland (2015-2017).
Joris is an established mentor and trainer, a creative thinker, and a leader in innovation and development. He has strong data analysis and visualization