Country Representative

Dr Derveeuw Marc G.L.

Dr Derveeuw Marc G.L joined UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in his country of birth, Belgium in the year 2000.

Dr Derveeuw Marc G.L joined UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in his country of birth, Belgium in the year 2000. He has expansive experience heading health programs in different international agencies, governmental, non-governmental and academic institutions.

Specifically, he has held management and advisory positions in the areas of Reproductive Health, Health Systems Management, Maternal Mortality reduction and Family Planning.

He has also been Reproductive Health Management Advisor for Southern Africa and is especially committed to reducing the burden of HIV/AIDS. As he has said, “It is honour and privilege to work in the Kingdom of Lesotho. My priorities will be strengthening HIV prevention as there has been strong focus on Anti-Retroviral Treatment and less focus and resources on prevention which is key. I will therefore assist the Country Office in becoming more focused on delivering our mandate in a Lower Middle Income Country”

Dr Derveeuw Marc G.L has led and provided strategic guidance in various UNFPA country offices, having started as Deputy Representative and then Representative for UNFPA in India, Representative in Cambodia, Central African Republic and ultimately the Kingdom of Lesotho.  

His specialties include Health Systems Analysis and Management, Reproductive Health - Public Health - HIV/AIDS, Management and United Nations Reform.

A medical doctor by training, he also has a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Masters in Health Systems Management.  His accolades include the honorary title of Commander or Thipidin in the Royal Order of Sahametrey in the Kingdom of Cambodia, the highest decoration for a foreign citizen in Cambodia, and the third most important award in that country, bestowed upon him for his personal engagement in the development of Cambodia.

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