Remco van de Pas

Senior Research Associate
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  • Sustainability
  • Health

Expertise: global governance and global health, labor migration, global public goods, health security, human rights and democracy, EU foreign policy, World Health Organization.

Dr. Remco van de Pas is a public health doctor and a global health researcher. He has a position as senior research fellow global health policy at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp and is a lecturer in Global health at the Department of Health Ethics and Society, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University.

His teaching and research focuses on global health governance, its political-economy and foreign policy with a special attention on health workforce development and migration, health system strengthening, social protection and health financing, global health security, globalization and its impact on health equity.

Remco is a board member of the Medicus Mundi International–Network Health for All!, a visiting research fellow at Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations and editorial board member of the academic journal Globalization and Health.        

He worked as health policy adviser for Wemos, a public health foundation advocating for social justice and health equity and as medical coordinator for the NGO Médecins du Monde, of which the largest part in West-Papua, Indonesia. Remco practiced medicine in mental health services for refugees and migrants in Rotterdam.   

His PhD dissertation focuses on global health policy and the international governance of the health workforce and labor migration. The interface between public health, politics, and science potentially enables stronger health systems and equitable health outcomes from a cosmopolitan outlook.   

An overview of academic and other publications can be found via Maastricht University and ResearchGate.