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Lisanne Gerstel

Team lead Education

Lisanne Gerstel is a medical doctor and field epidemiologist by training with over 16 years of work experience in public health.

Working mostly on tuberculosis (TB) projects, she is an external monitoring and evaluation officer in for pilots of innovative interventions for TB Control under TB REACH since 2010 in several countries. She is focal point for Ukraine under the Strategic Initiative to find the missing cases of TB which is funded by the Global Fund and implemented by the Stop TB Partnership and World Health Organization.

Post Graduate Education in Public Health is another area that she is passionate about. She is Programme Director of the Master programmes at KIT and part of the coordination team of the Master of Public Health. In this programme she coordinates modules on epidemiology and disease control of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Lisanne enjoys the exploration of new learning methods, reviewing course curricula and evaluating them against training needs and developments in the field.


  • TB REACH: Piloting and Monitoring Innovative Interventions for TB Control

    • Institute
    • Project

    In collaboration with health consultants, KIT Royal Tropical Institute developed an analysis method and monitoring and evaluation tools for measuring the effectiveness of tuberculosis detection innovations. Improving case detection in poor and vulnerable populations Tuberculosis (TB) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Globally more than three million people with TB remain undiagnosed each […]

  • Monitoring and Evaluation Training Package for the International Health Regulations (IHR)

    • Institute
    • Project

    Royal Tropical Institute(KIT) developed at the request of the World Health Organisation a 2,5 day module on monitoring and evaluation for the International Health Regulations (IHR) for IHR National Focal Points. The training was piloted in Bratislava, December 2016 and will be rolled out over all WHO regions in 2017. Detecting, assessing, reporting and responding The […]

  • Developing a Master’s Programme in Vietnam

    • Institute
    • Project

    Developing and delivering a joint Masters of Public Health with emphasis on HIV/AIDS together with the Hanoi School of Public Health (HSPH), to improve capacity for HIV prevention in Vietnam. Strengthening Vietnam’s capacity to prevent HIV/AIDS KIT Royal Tropical Institute and the Hanoi School of Public Health developed a Master’s programme to strengthen Vietnam’s capacity […]