Geert Haghebaert joined UNU-CRIS as a (virtual) Visiting Research Fellow from 15 February 2021 until 14 May 2021. In this capacity, he contributed to a reflection paper for the UNDP project “SDG Recovery Paths for LAC: multilateral partnerships for building beyond recovery”. Geert focussed on health and the health system in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region.
Geert Haghebaert was a senior advisor for health systems of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) where he worked on the strategic analysis, capacity building and sustainable humanitarian impact of the ICRC's hospital projects. He served on the Technical Review Panel of the Global Fund to Combat AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria from 2015 to 2019 as an expert on Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health. From 2009 until 2018 he worked in international development with health systems and sector budget support for the Belgian Bilateral Cooperation agency (Enabel) in Peru and for the European Commission in Mozambique. He worked on diverse humanitarian and cooperation projects as well as evaluations in Africa, Europe and Latin America and Caribbean since 1991. He has a particular interest in the humanitarian - development nexus. Geert Haghebaert holds a MD from KU Leuven, a MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics and postgraduate diplomas in Tropical Medicine, Public Health and Management.