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Margo van Gurp


Margo van Gurp is an epidemiologist with a strong quantitative foundation. She specialises in the application of spatial epidemiological techniques to support local solutions to global health problems. Her background in health sciences allows her to approach public health issues from a scientific, social and biological perspective.

In her role, Margo supports the implementation of epidemiological research in low- and middle income settings. She also specialises in (spatial) data management and analysis for a wide variety of global health themes, such as tuberculosis, malnutrition and immunization


  • Improving access to preventive medicine: a data visualization and analysis platform to support microplanning of schistosomiasis control  

    • Institute
    • Project

    KIT and in country partners are designing a real time monitoring and evaluation platform to facilitate decision making for the control and management of schistosomiasis. This tool will build upon the MATCH methodology that seeks to inform decision making through better use of data.   In the 2021-2030 roadmap, the WHO calls for: With the limited resources available for reducing transmission and […]

  • Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition in Sierra Leone: Knowledge, Attitudes, Practices, and Barriers

    • Institute
    • Project

    Malnutrition and undernutrition remains a serious health problem for many mothers, infants and children in Sierra Leone. In 2019, KIT conducted a national study to better understand men’s and women’s knowledge, attitudes and practices towards children’s development and wellbeing, with an emphasis on nutrition.  Behavioural Change Communication  This study was designed to help the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation develop a Behavioural Change Communication strategy […]