Monday afternoon, in the company of project leader at the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health dr. Rina Knoeff, Dean of the Faculty of Arts prof. dr. Gerry Wakker signed an agreement with the Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health.
The Aletta Jacobs School of Public Health (AJSPH) is a joined venture of the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen with the goal of letting people age healthily. The initiative focuses on healthy aging in the Northern part of the Netherland, but has the ambition to create a worldwide impact. The AJSPH is a network of researchers and partners that initiates, stimulates and facilitates the active sharing of knowledge concerning healthy aging. Partners of the AJSPH are not only several faculties of the University of Groningen, but also the Hanzehogeschool, Municipal Public Health Institutes and the University of Oldenburg.
Aletta Henriëtte Jacobs (February 9th, 1854 – August 10th, 1929) was born in Sappemeer in the province of Groningen. She studied Medicine at the University of Groningen and became the first woman in the Netherlands graduated this programme and became the country’s first female doctor. She was a strong advocate for health care for the poor and a famous activist for the equal rights of women.
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