About Peter Eerens

30+ years of international health practice, mainly management of large scale technical assistance projects in countries of Africa. Familiar with funding and intervention frameworks of bi-laterals, multilaterals, non-governmentals, international foundations and charities . 100 % positively biased towards integrated approaches in health systems development, but fully cognizant of and familiar with traditional programs (FP/RH, MNCH, CS, Mal, HIV/TB, WASH, Nutrition, Mental Health, Infectious Diseases, etc. and cross cutting subsystems or building blocks approaches (governance, finance, service delivery, logistics, etc.) . Life long interest (scientific and real life application) in complexity science and its translation into actionable insights. Promotor of the concept of "living health systems" in which evolution is emphasized rather than structure, and which integrates state of the art life sciences thinking. Fully familiar with multiple supervision and quality improvement frameworks and with the fascination that health professionals have with checklists. Offers alternative vision on checklist and measurement, and developed and tested MyCheck, an application and data management approach that builds on and generates complex networks or living health systems thinking. Also familiar with different financing approaches (public finance and funding, revolving funds, self-financing for profit or non-for profit, input based financing, user fees, vouchers, budget support, performance based financing or results based funding, donations etc.)

Full Professional Proficiency
Full Professional Proficiency
Native or Bilingual Proficiency

Interests are where experts would like to focus their attention on Collectivity and try new fields.


Harvard School of Public Health
August 1990 to May 1991
Boston, United States
International health epidemiology, ecology, political science, health management


Financing for Development
Open Learning Campus
March 2017 to March 2017
Online Cours, United States
Main sources of and trends in development finance; innovative solutions for generating the resources required to implement the new global development agenda. This course has focus on, in particular, the increasing need for mobilizing public resources to leverage the large and growing pools of private finance potentially available for development. Insights into current thinking on how to make more effective use of domestic public resources, Official Development Assistance, and private and multilateral development bank finance.

Advances in Complex Systems - certificate
Lake Como School of Advanced Studies in Complex Systems
July 2015 to July 2015
Como, Italy
Seminars, presentations and discussions on different topics: e.g. Economic complexity ; Controlling complex systems; crisis in simple macro economic models; Darwinian dynamics and large deviations; Bipartite networks; Pattern formation, Pathway based personalized analysis of cancer; Pattern formation in cellular systems, Global Systems Science developed collaboration with Milano University - economic complexity group