Remco van de Pas

Senior Research Associate
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  • Sustainability
  • Health

Expertise: global governance and global health, health systems, climate change, global public goods, health security, human rights, equity 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 associate at the Centre for Planetary Health Policy in Berlin and is a lecturer in global health at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp

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

Remco is a visiting research fellow at Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations and at Maastricht University. He is an editorial board member of the academic journal Globalization and Health, and a member of the international research collective for the Political Determinants of Health. He is active in the People’s Health Movement, a global civil society network.

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 (2020) focused on global health policy and the international governance of health workforce and labor migration. An overview of academic and other publications can be found via ResearchGate.