Willem van de Put is cultural/medical anthropologist and philosopher by training. He worked in international public health since 1989, first with Médecins sans Frontières Holland, where he introduced medical anthropology and mental health programming, later as the founder of TPO Cambodia (1993-1998) and general director of HealthNet TPO (1998-2016). Together with Lynne Jones and the support of the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) at Fordham University, he started the Mental Health in Complex Emergencies course in 2004. Currently, he is a research fellow with the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, and is affiliated as research fellow with Fordham University, with a focus on emergency programming and health systems development in fragile states. Willem has also co-founded ‘C4C’, a foundation working on ‘Culture for Change’, applying experience in action - Other relevant experience includes documentary films, lecturing, publishing in peer-reviewed journals. Current Role: •Researcher, Institute for Tropical Medicine, University of Antwerp, Belgium •Research Fellow at the International Institute for Humanitarian Affairs, Fordham University, New York, USA •Co-founder Culture for Change (C4C)
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