Prisca Zwanikken, MD MScCH PhD is a senior health advisor based in Amsterdam. She developed over the years extensive experience in developing and organizing degree and short courses in higher education especially in public health. Furthermore she has a broad experience in the development, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of public health capacity development projects with multiple partners. She is an experienced reviewer of public health projects and programs for different donors. Currently she is the project director of “FORCE”: a Collaboration of Public and Private Education for integration of adolescent and youth reproductive health into the basic curriculum of nurses and midwives in Mali. She provided technical support for curriculum development of laboratory training in Asia and Africa. She has wide experience in Sub Saharan Africa and Asia. Until September 2017, Dr. Zwanikken was KIT’s Area leader for education. She was the program director of KIT’s both Master’s in Public and in International Health and was responsible for the development of the option on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights as well as HIV. Dr. Zwanikken has provided short term technical assistance and evaluation in Mali, Vietnam, Zambia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Indonesia, India, Brazil, Ghana, Laos, Mongolia, Lithuania, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Moldova, South Sudan, Liberia, Poland, Russia in the fields of capacity building, health care training, curriculum development and review, human resources for health and health systems. She was responsible for the national as well as the international Masters of Public Health program at the Netherlands School of Public Health.
Dr. Zwanikken worked for five years in a community based health program, Community Primary Health Care, in the Philippines in the management of the program as well as a services and activities desk coordinator. In Vietnam, she was responsible for the Primary Health Care and community based rehabilitation program as part of an integrated development project in Quang Tri.