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. Factors Affecting Breastfeeding Practices in Sindh Province, Pakistan: A Secondary Analysis of Cross-Sectional Survey Data

    Noh, J-W., Kim, Y-M., Akram, N., Yoo, K-B., Cheon, J., Lee, L. J., Kwon, Y. D. & Stekelenburg, J., 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 10, 10 p., 1689.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Harmonizing scientific rigor with political urgency: policy learnings for identifying accelerators for scale-up from the safe childbirth checklist programme in Rajasthan, India

    Kumar, S., Dave, P., Srivastava, A., Stekelenburg, J., Baswal, D., Singh, D., Sood, B. & Yadav, V., 2-May-2019, In : BMC Health Services Research. 19, 10 p., 273.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Uptake and Associated Factors among Women of Reproductive Age in Rural Kenya

    Ontiri, S., Ndirangu, G., Kabue, M., Biesma, R., Stekelenburg, J. & Ouma, C., 2019, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 16, 543, 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. Minister Bruins steunt opleiding tropenarts niet. Een reactie: Gezondheid kent geen grenzen

    Van Den Akker, T. & Stekelenburg, J., 9-Feb-2018, In : Medisch Contact. 73, 7, p. 38-39 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/Letter to the editorProfessional

  5. Safe Motherhood over de grenzen

    de Fouw, M., Rijken, M. J. R., Van Den Akker, T. & Stekelenburg, J., Sep-2018, In : Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Obstetrie en Gynaecologie. 131, sept., p. 170-171 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

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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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