Docteur en médecine, chirurgie et accouchements (UCL), diplômé en médecine tropicale (IMT), Master of Public Health (ITM), Docteur en Santé Publique (UCL): Professeur associé à l'Université Mohammed VI, Casablanca.
Médecine, épidémiologie, systèmes de santé, qualité de soins, santé maternelle; Afrique (Burkina Faso, Burundi, Mali, Maroc, Niger, RD Congo, Rwanda, Sénégal, Tunisie), Asie du Sud-Est (Bangladesh, Cambodge, Indonésie), Moyen-Orient (Yémen)

Vincent De Brouwere, MD, DTM&H, MPH, PhD is Professor emeritus of Public Health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp (ITM-A), associate Professor at the University Mohamed VI, Morocco (since 2021) and visiting Professor at the University of Nagasaki, Japan (2013-23). He has a field experience of 15 years in low- and middle-income countries (7 years in ex-Zaire where he worked as leprosy program manager and district medical officer; then 5 + 3 years in Morocco first as WHO civil servant (P5), then as Research Director at the Institute of Research for Development, in support to the National School of Public Health-ENSP, Rabat) and worked in short term visits in a variety of countries in Africa and Asia. 

His main field of research is the health care system, with a particular focus on maternal health and access to health services (including quality of care and the management of human resources required for the good functioning of health systems). He developed his expertise in the domain of maternal mortality reduction partly through his research work and partly through the elaboration and evaluation exercise of reproductive health strategies in support to ministries of health in LMIC. As a lecturer he is involved in different training programs at the ITM, Nagasaki University and ENSP-Rabat (mainly in safe motherhood, basic concepts in public health and management & evaluation of health programs, elaboration of projects). 

He is author/co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed articles or book chapters, 45 research reports, papers and books or book chapters, 51 international consultations, 166 abstracts or presentations at workshops, and was PhD promoter of 14 PhD.

Key publications

De Brouwere V, Tonglet R, Van Lerberghe W. (1998). Strategies for reducing maternal mortality in developing countries: what can we learn from history of western countries? Tropical Medicine and International Health, 3, 771-782.

De Brouwere V & Van Lerberghe W. (2001). Safe Motherhood Strategies: a Review of the Evidence. Studies in Health Services Organisation & Policy, 17, 450p. ISBN 90-76070-19-9, Antwerpen, ITGPress. Accessible at

De Brouwere V., Delvaux T., Leke R. (2014). Achievements and lessons learned from facility-based maternal death reviews in Cameroon. British Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 121(Supp4), 71-74, DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.12902 

Van Lerberghe W, Matthews Z, Achadi E, Ancona C, Campbell J, Channon A, de Bernis L, De Brouwere V, Fauveau F, Fogstad H, Koblinsky M, Liljestrand J, Mechbal A, Murray SF, Rehr H, Richard F, Rathavy T, Turkmani S. (2014). Country experience with strengthening health systems and deploying midwives in high maternal mortality countries. The Lancet, Published Online June 23, 2014, vol. 384(9949), 1215-25.

Utz B, Assarag B, Lekhal T, Van Damme W, De Brouwere V. (2018). Detection and initial management of gestational diabetes through primary health care services in Morocco: an effectiveness-implementation trial. PLoS ONE 13(12): e0209322.

Complete list of publications

List of Publications (PDF)