Hermen Ormel is an experienced adviser, facilitator and researcher on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and public health. He has a background in social sciences (social anthropology) and a Master’s degree in public health. His main areas of interest are: capacity development, research and evaluation, digital health, community health and gender issues.
In recent years, Hermen led a DFID-funded impact evaluation study on mobile health for maternal health in Sierra Leone and was involved in capacity building on leadership and management in South Sudan, as part of a Dutch Government funded three-year maternal health improvement programme. As Principal Investigator, he is involved in a five-year EU FP7 research project (REACHOUT) that addresses the performance of close-to-community services in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi and Mozambique.
Hermen coordinates the KIT educational courses on SRHR Policy, Governance and Financing and teaches in other topics such as Health Planning, Health Systems Research and SRHR.