Dr. Francoise Barten

Senior researcher. Theme coordinator 'Revitalizing Health for All: Comprehensive Primary Health Care'

 Françoise Barten joined the Nijmegen Institute for International Health at Radboud University, Nijmegen in 1991. Prior to that she worked for many years in Central America, with civil society initiatives (Guatemala) and for the Ministry of Health in deprived communities and in informal urban settlements. She is a senior scientist at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the department of Primary and Community Care, and has been awarded the title of profesora honoraria at the School of Public Health of Nicaragua (1995), the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Mayor de San Simon, Cochabamba (2000) and the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua (2005). Her interest are in health equity and sustainable development. She contributed to the Knowledge Network on Urban Settings of the WHO Commission of the Social Determinants of Health (CSDH) and has been co-chair of the ICSU planning group on Urban Health and Well-being in a Changing Urban Environment since 2007.

E-mail: Francoise.Barten@radboudumc.nl