Global Health Network

Symposium “Enhancing equity in health: A role for Public Private Partnerships?”

1 November 2012

On 12 October 2012 the Maastricht University Global and European Health programmes held a symposium entitled “Enhancing equity in health: A role for Public Private Partnerships?”


The symposium was hosted by Dr. Anja Krumeich, Programme Director, M.Sc. Global Health, Dr. Agnes Meershoek, Chair Symposium Committee, Dr. Matt Commers, Programme Director, B.Sc. European Public Health and Dr. peter Schroder-Back, Programme Director, M.Sc. European Public Health.

The packed auditorium were addressed by a diverse group of speakers including one of UM’s own alumna, Marijke Wijnroks, Ambassador for sexual and reproductive health and HIV/AIDS; Deputy director of social development, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Other speakers included:

  • Prof. Ronalds Labonte, Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Health Equity
    Institute of Population Health and is Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Grant Rhodes, Consultant specialized in Public Finance Management and structural reform projects in health care worldwide and Project development, project finance and due diligence on large-scale infrastructure projects in health care
  • Mark Halliday, Head, Global Health of PPP Philips Healthcare Solution
  • William van de Put, Director, healthNet TPO
  • Remco van de Pas (Leader of Discussion Panel)

For more information about speakers’ backgrounds, please click on the programme booklet.

Catharina Pijls Incentive Prize

During this year’s symposium, the annual incentive Prize for ”Best Thesis” of 2012 was awarded to two of FHML’s newest Alumni:

  • Ms. H. de Keuninck, M.Sc. “Exclusive breast feeding in the Province of Zeeland: Reasons for cessation within the first month postpartum” and
  • Ms. S. Rewald, M.Sc. “Feasibility of the Aqua Cruiser training in patients with knee osteoarthritis”