The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, Belgium is one of the world's leading institutes for training, research and assistance in tropical medicine and health care in developing countries.

The ITM houses three scientific departments, a specialised outpatient clinic and various support services, and employs over 400 staff. The institute draws its core funding from the Flemish Ministries of Education and Science, and the Federal Ministries of Development Cooperation, Public Health and Social Affairs, international project financing and own income.

The ITM works with many scientific institutions, governments and organisations all over the world for a long-lasting improvement of health care and disease control in developing countries.



The National School of Public Health (ENSP) in Rabat, Morocco was established in September 1989. The ENSP is under the tutelage of the Ministry of Health and has played a major role in training healthcare managers and public health specialists from Morocco and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The ENSP has four core missions: training, research, expertise, and support for the National health system. The ENSP fosters also knowledge collecting, sharing and promotion of evidence informed policy making through PhD programs and research projects at the national, regional, and international level.

ENSP’s approach aims at strengthening healthcare executives’ capacities and enabling them to act as “stewards” of the health system, implement healthcare reforms, adapt to complex healthcare settings and improve the health system performance (effectiveness, efficiency, and responsiveness).



Collaboration ENSP-ITM:25 years of working towards the same goals



Organizing Committee  

  • Asmae Khattabi (ENSP, Rabat): Organizing Committee Chair

  • Bettina Utz (ITM, Antwerp)

  • Fatima Eddaoudi (ENSP, Rabat)

  • Hamid Jahdi (ENSP, Rabat)

  • Imane Raji (ENSP, Rabat)

  • Jan Boeynaems (ITM, Antwerp)

  • Siham El mekeddem (ENSP, Rabat)


Scientific Committee

  • Chakib Nejjari (ENSP, Rabat), Scientific Committee Chair

  • Vincent De Brouwere (ITM, Antwerp), Scientific Committee Co-Chair

  • Bouchra Assarag (ENSP, Rabat)

  • Karima El Ghazi (FMP, Fez)

  • Marleen Boelaert (ITM, Antwerp)

  • Mina Abaacrouche (ENSP, Rabat)

  • Mohammed Amine (FMP, Marrakech)

  • Patrick Kolsteren (ITM, Antwerp)

  • Rachid Bezad (FMP, Rabat)

  • Samira Hassoune (FMP, Casablanca)

  • Sara O’Neill (ITM, Antwerp )

  • Thérèse Delvaux (ITM, Antwerp)







Kingdom of Morocco



Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation     





Ministry of Health, Morocco




This initiative is part of the MNSIRSES project (number 612216) co-funded by the European Union under the seventh Framework Program / FP7 2007-2013


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