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Gilles van Cutsem

Honorary Research Associate, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, University of Cape Town

Dr Gilles Van Cutsem is a humanitarian medical doctor and epidemiologist working as a senior HIV & TB Adviser for Médecins Sans Frontières’s Southern African Medical Unit (SAMU). He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, University of Cape Town, and has co-authored over 50 scientific publications. He holds a Medical Doctor degree from the University of Louvain, Belgium, a Diploma of Tropical Medicine from the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium, and a Masters in Public Health and Epidemiology from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He’s worked in Africa with MSF since 1998, as a medical doctor, researcher, manager and adviser, mostly on HIV and TB, but also Ebola, cholera, malnutrition, primary care and emergency medicine.

Experience

  • –present
    Honorary Research Associate, Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Research, University of Cape Town