prof. dr. J. (Jelle) Stekelenburg

Professor International Aspects of Reproductive Health, in particular Safe Motherhood

Research

Postal address:
Netherlands

Research interests

Prof. Jelle Stekelenburg combines his job as Consultant Obs & Gyn at the Medical Centre Leeuwarden with holding a chair as Professor International Aspects of Reproductive Health, in particular Safe Motherhood, at the University of Groningen. He is the chairman of the Working Party International Safe Motherhood and Reproductive Health (www.safemotherhood.nl).

His professional drive is based on, on one hand, the observation that motherhood is still not safe for many underprivileged women all over the world, but mainly in low resource settings, and, on the other hand, acknowledgment of the right to access the best possible standard of maternal health. Large differences in outcome of pregnancy still exist between different countries, but also within countries. State parties, governments, multilateral health organisations and individual health professionals have the immediate obligation to work on the progressive realisation of the highest possible standard of reproductive, sexual and maternal health.

Prof. Stekelenburg’s activities focus on research and education. He collaborates with PhD-candidates from all over the world, aiming to design evidence-based interventions in different contexts that are effective in improving maternal and neonatal health outcome indicators. In education he takes every opportunity to teach his students about what still needs to be done to reach the aim of safe motherhood for all. 

Publications
  1. Protocol for a prospective mixed-methods longitudinal study to evaluate the dynamics of contraceptive use, discontinuation, and switching in Kenya

    Ontiri, S., Mutea, L., Muganda, M., Mutanda, P., Ajema, C., Okoth, S., Orero, S., Odhiambo, R., Biesma, R., Stekelenburg, J. & Kabue, M., 5-Sep-2019, In : Reproductive Health. 16, 1, p. 134 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Sacrospinous hysteropexy versus vaginal hysterectomy with uterosacral ligament suspension in women with uterine prolapse stage 2 or higher: observational follow-up of a multicentre randomised trial

    Schulten, S. F. M., Detollenaere, R. J., Stekelenburg, J., IntHout, J., Kluivers, K. B. & van Eijndhoven, H. W. F., 10-Sep-2019, In : BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 366, p. l5149 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. The contribution of Dutch doctors global health and tropical medicine to research in global health in low- and middleincome countries: an exploration of the evidence

    Mooij, R., Jurgens, E., van Dillen, J. & Stekelenburg, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Tropical doctor.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. Mistreatment of women in public health facilities of Ethiopia

    Sheferaw, E. D., Kim, Y-M., van den Akker, T. & Stekelenburg, J., 27-Aug-2019, In : Reproductive Health. 16, 1, p. 130

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  5. Measuring maternal near-miss in a middle-income country: assessing the use of WHO and sub-Saharan Africa maternal near-miss criteria in Namibia

    Heemelaar, S., Kabongo, L., Ithindi, T., Luboya, C., Munetsi, F., Bauer, A-K., Dammann, A., Drewes, A., Stekelenburg, J., van den Akker, T. & Mackenzie, S., 2019, In : Global Health Action. 12, 1, p. 1646036

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Activities
  1. Korea Univ, Korea University

    Jelle Stekelenburg (Visiting researcher)
    20-Dec-2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institutionAcademic

  2. Ajou University, Korea

    Jelle Stekelenburg (Visiting researcher)
    19-Dec-2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institutionAcademic

  3. The right to Safe Motherhood

    Jelle Stekelenburg (Speaker)
    20-Dec-2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationProfessional

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