Peter Decat

Institution: Ghent University
Course: Essential skills in Global Health I

Peter Decat is a family doctor with 20 years of experience as a physician in Bolivia and Belgium. He worked at the International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH) at UGent from 2006 to 2014, where he coordinated a multi-centre intervention research project on community-embedded reproductive health care for adolescents in Latin America, on which he defended his PhD in September 2015. His specific field of interest is the integration of reproductive health services into primary health care. A people-centred approach, combining person-centredness and community participation, is key in this issue. He currently works at the UGent Department of Public Health and Primary Care and as a family doctor.

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