The contribution of Dutch doctors in Global Health and Tropical Medicine to research in global health in low- and middle-income countries: an exploration of the evidence

Rob Mooij*, Esther M. J. Jurgens, Jeroen van Dillen, Jelle Stekelenburg

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Results from medical research from high-income countries may not apply to low- and middle-income countries. Some expatriate physicians combine clinical duties with research. We present global health research conducted by Dutch medical doctors in Global Health and Tropical Medicine in low- and middle-income countries and explore the value of their research. We included all research conducted in the last 30 years by medical doctors in Global Health and Tropical Medicine in a low- and middle-income country, resulting in a PhD thesis. Articles and co-authors were found through Medline. More than half of the 18 identified PhD theses concerned maternal health and obstetrics, and the majority of the research was conducted in low-income countries, mostly in rural hospitals. Over 70 local co-authors were involved. Different aspects of these studies are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number0049475519878335
Pages (from-to)43-49
Number of pages7
JournalTropical Doctor
Issue number1
Early online date9 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020


  • Global health
  • tropical medicine
  • research
  • bibliometrics
  • CARE

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