Ms Hedwig Deconinck
Hedwig Deconinck is Postdoctoral Assistant a.i. at the International Centre for Reproductive Health, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, where she coordinates and supports scientific research. She holds master degrees in international public health and nutrition, epidemiology and anthropology and a doctoral degree in public health sciences. For her PhD, she studied the complexity to integrate case management of acute malnutrition into national health systems in low-income countries by applying systems thinking.
Hedwig has been working in international public health, in emergency and development contexts on programme design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, capacity strengthening and knowledge management. Hedwig held positions at the International Committee of the Red Cross, Save the Children, the Université catholique de Louvain, USAID-funded Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance Project, and the World Health Organization. She has supported policy and strategy development with various health ministries and their partner organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. She designed and facilitated research and training on health and nutrition assessments, interventions and policy development, and health system complexity. She is member of the WHO Guideline Development Group on Severe Wasting, the UNICEF External Advisory Group on Integrating Wasting, the IASC Global Nutrition Cluster Technical Working Group on Acute Malnutrition, and the Advisory Board of the Afghanistan Institute of Nutrition and Home Economics.
Publications of Hedwig2019 A new look at population health through the lenses of cognitive, functional and social disability clustering in eastern DR Congo: a community-based cross-sectional study
Hedwig Deconinck2018 Exploring the health system for sustainable and integrated acute malnutrition services applying a systems lens: the case of Afghanistan
Hedwig Deconinck2017 Enhancing loco-regional adaptive governance for integrated chronic care through agent based modelling (ABM)
Hedwig Deconinck2017 Understanding pathways of integrating severe acute malnutrition interventions into national health systems in low-income countries : applying systems thinking to study the complexity of health systems
Hedwig Deconinck2016 Agent-Based Modelling to Inform Health Intervention Strategies: The Case of Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children in High-Burden Low-Income Countries
Hedwig Deconinck2016 Challenges of Estimating the Annual Caseload of Severe Acute Malnutrition: The Case of Niger
Hedwig Deconinck2016 Detecting Severe Acute Malnutrition in Children under Five at Scale: The Challenges of Anthropometry to Reach the Missed Millions
Hedwig Deconinck2016 Integrating acute malnutrition interventions into national health systems: lessons from Niger
Hedwig Deconinck2016 Low mid-upper arm circumference identifies children with a high risk of death who should be the priority target for treatment
Hedwig Deconinck2016 Understanding factors that influence the integration of acute malnutrition interventions into the national health system in Niger
Hedwig Deconinck2015 Agent-based modelling for rethinking the socioeconomic determinants of child health in sub-Saharan Africa
Hedwig Deconinck2015 Research Priorities to Improve the Management of Acute Malnutrition in Infants Aged Less Than Six Months (MAMI)
Hedwig Deconinck2014 Information-sharing to improve learning about community-based management of acute malnutrition (CMAM) and its impact.
Hedwig Deconinck2011 Effective Therapeutic Feeding with Chickpea Sesame Based Ready-To-Use Therapeutic Food (CS-RUTF) in Wasted Adults with Confirmed or Suspected AIDS
Hedwig Deconinck2011 Impact of household food insecurity on the nutritional status and the response to therapeutic feeding of people living with human immunodeficiency virus
Hedwig Deconinck2008 Precision, time, and cost: a comparison of three sampling designs in an emergency setting
Hedwig Deconinck2006 The promise of a community-based approach to managing severe malnutrition: A case study from Ethiopia
Hedwig Deconinck2003 The health condition of spinal cord injuries in two Afghan towns