prof. dr. J. (Jelle) Stekelenburg

Professor International Aspects of Reproductive Health, in particular Safe Motherhood

prof. dr. J. (Jelle) Stekelenburg
E-mail:
j.stekelenburg umcg.nl

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. Pregnancy outcomes in asylum seekers in the North of the Netherlands: a retrospective documentary analysis

    Verschuuren, A. E. H., Postma, I. R., Riksen, Z. M., Nott, R. L., Feijen-de Jong, E. I. & Stekelenburg, J., 2020, In : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 20, 1, 10 p., 320.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Surviving mothers and lost babies - burden of stillbirths and neonatal deaths among women with maternal near miss in eastern Ethiopia: a prospective cohort study

    Tura, A. K., Scherjon, S., van Roosmalen, J., Zwart, J., Stekelenburg, J. & van den Akker, T., Jun-2020, In : Journal of global health. 10, 1, 01041310.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Severe Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy in Eastern Ethiopia: Comparing the Original WHO and Adapted sub-Saharan African Maternal Near-Miss Criteria

    Tura, A. K., Scherjon, S., Stekelenburg, J., van Roosmalen, J., van den Akker, T. & Zwart, J., 2020, In : International journal of womens health. 12, p. 255-263 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. Meer benauwdheid sinds de zwangerschap

    Wiegman, M. I., Stekelenburg, J., Steens, R. & van Geffen, W. H., 31-May-2019, In : Medisch Contact. 22, p. 27 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

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Press / Media
  1. Hoe de verwaarlozing van internationale gezondheidszorg ons nu parten speelt

    Jelle Stekelenburg

    14/04/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert CommentPopular

  2. Moedersterfte moet en kan minder

    Jelle Stekelenburg

    24/06/201928/06/2019

    2 Media contributions

    Press/Media: Expert CommentPopular

  3. Mortality amongst mothers

    Jelle Stekelenburg

    24/06/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement ActivitiesPopular

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Activities
  1. BAC Antwerpen

    Jelle Stekelenburg (Visiting researcher)
    9-Jul-2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institutionAcademic

  2. Gondar University Hospital

    Jelle Stekelenburg (Visiting researcher)
    9-Jun-201915-Jun-2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institutionAcademic

  3. Amref AMIU Nairobi

    Jelle Stekelenburg (Visiting researcher)
    5-May-201910-May-2019

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institutionAcademic

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Prizes
  1. Best Clinical/Surgical Abstract

    Sascha F M Schulten (Recipient), Renee Detollenaere (Recipient), Jelle Stekelenburg (Recipient), Joanna IntHout (Recipient), Kirsten B. Kluivers (Recipient) & Hugo Van Eijndhoven (Recipient), 17-Oct-2019

    PrizeAcademic

  2. Beste docent LCGH 2017

    Jelle Stekelenburg (Recipient), 2017

    PrizeAcademic

  3. Best research in MCL in 2018

    Jelle Stekelenburg (Recipient), 27-Mar-2018

    PrizeAcademic

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