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medical association executive , Physician

Thierry Eric Mertens, Congolese medical association executive, physician. Recipient Tropical Medicine and Parasitology award Hamburg, Germany, 1989, Woodruff award in Clinical Tropical Medicine, 1991. Member Committee Freedom of Expression, Brussels, 1976-1981. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Background

Mertens, Thierry Eric was born on July 10, 1956 in Kolwezi, Shaba, Zaire. Son of Charles Henri and Diane (Claeys) Mertens.

Education

European Baccalaureat, European School of Bergen, The Netherlands, 1975. Doctor of Medicine, University Brussels, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, University London, 1991.

Doctor of Epidemiology, London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1991.

Career

Medical officer Ministry of Health, Jamaica and Belgium, 1982. Director public health, ministry of health University Brussels, Kivu, Zaire, 1983-1985. Research fellow University London and London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1985-1988, lecturer, 1988-1991.

Medical epidemiologist World Health Organization, Geneva, 1991-1992, chief surveillance, evaluation and forecasting Global Programme on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, 1992-1995, chief evaluation division policy planning & evaluation. Member, rapporteur Science Steering Committee, Center Muraz, West Africa, since 1990. Chair intervention and evaluation session International Conferences on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome/STD, Dakar, Senegal, 1992, Berlin, 1993.

Advisor World Bank, India, 1994. Speaker, presenter in congresses, meetings Colombo, 1987, Sheffield, 1987, Hamburg, 1989, Geneva, 1989, 90, Granada, Spain, 1990, Atlanta, 1991, Athens, 1991, Calcutta, 1991, Dakar, 1991, New Delhi, 1992, Alexandria, Egypt, 1992, Manila, 1992, Amsterdam, 1992, Beijing, 1993, Washington, 1993, 94, Prague, 1994, Los Angeles, 1994, Yokohama, 1994.

Membership

Member Committee Freedom of Expression, Brussels, 1976-1981. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Connections

Married Emily Samuel, July 7, 1989. Children: Tristan, Milan.

father:
Charles Henri Mertens

mother:
Diane (Claeys) Mertens

spouse:
Emily Samuel

child:
Tristan Mertens

child:
Milan Mertens