Marleen Temmerman

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Director Women’s Health, Faculty of Heath Sciences

Telephone: 254 20 366 1135



PhD, Ghent University, Belgium, 1993
MPH, Free University Brussels, Belgium, 1985
OB/GYN, Board Certification, Ministry of Public Health, Belgium, 1983
DTM&H, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, 1979
MD, State University Ghent, Belgium, 1978


Management Development Programme, UZ Gent,(2009)
Certificate of Tropical Medicine, ITM, Antwerp, Belgium, 1979
Certificate of Medicine cum Laude, Ghent University, Belgium, 1978
Classics, O-L-Vr Ten Doorn, Eeklo, Belgium, 1970

Current areas of teaching

Women's health
Sexual and reproductive health
Implementation science and research

Research interests

Women's health and rights


Full Professor, Chair Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aga Khan University Hospital
Director, Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University East Africa
AKU UNESCO Chair on Youth Leadership in Science, Health, Gender, and Education
Founding Director and Board member of the International Centre for Reproductive Health Global
Chair of the Board, Pumwani Maternity Hospital, Nairobi
Board member, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Professor-Emerita OB/GYN, Ghent University, Belgium
Concurrent Professor Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Professional associations

Fellow Honoris Causa of the Royal College Obstretricians and Gynaecologists
Senior Fellow in the Institute for Global Health Diplomacy in Geneva
Commissioner in the Lancet Commission on Adolescent Health and Wellbeing
Commissioner in the Guttmacher-Lancet Commission on Sexual and Reproductive Health in the post-2015 world
Member of the EDCTP Scientific Advisory Committee
Member of the MRC- Applied Global Health Research
Board Member of KOGS (Kenya Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society)
Associate member of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Member of the WHO Expert Advisory Group on Cervical Cancer Elimination

Awards and honours

Honorary Fellow Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, February 2020
Honorary Fellow African Academy of Sciences, December 2018
Concurrent Professorship, Fudan University, May 2017
EDCTP Award for Outstanding Female Scientist, November 2016
Marie Popelin Award for Women’s Rights, a 5-yearly award established by the National Women’s Council Belgium, January 2016
Top 100 Women Leaders in Global Health, The Graduate Institute/Global Health Program, Switzerland, 2015
Honorary Professorship, National Institute Family Planning Research China, Beijing, October 2015
FIGO Distinguished Merit Award, Vancouver, September 2015
Gold Medal of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts, December 2014
Award for Free-thinking and Humanism by the Humanism Association Belgium, June 2013
Honorary Membership Award of the Club of Rome by H.R.H Prince Philippe of Belgium, June 2013
Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA) - ‘Peace Women Award 2011’, Brussels, 12 December 2011
Honorary Doctorate, Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, 21 September 2011
Honorary Doctorate, Faculty of Medicine, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, 25 May 2011
BMJ Lifetime Achievement Award 2010, London, March 2010
FIGO Award in recognition of Women Obstetricians-Gynaecologists, Cape Town, October 2009

Created on:04/26/2016 Last modified:09/28/2020