Wieger Voskuijl

Wieger Voskuijl

  • Senior Researcher

Wieger P. Voskuijl (MD, PhD) is a general paediatrician at the Emma Children’s Hospital at the Amsterdam University Medical Center in Amsterdam (AUMC, since 2016) and works as a clinical researcher in Global Child Health at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD, senior scientific staff since 2018).

His research focuses is on the interplay between acute illness and undernutrition in children. Early risk prediction and triage are important areas of interest. He is very experienced in the clinical management of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). Since 2015 he is the site-PI for the Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition network in Malawi. Together with a Malawian team he is leading the Malawi site for this international network funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (www.chainnetwork.org).

Wieger is a honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatrics and Child Health at the College of Medicine (COM since 2012), University of Malawi, (Queen Elisabeth Central Hospital).

At AIGHD he forms a team with Daniella Brals (MD, PhD student), econometrist and basic scientist in Global Child Health.

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Bartels RH, Meyer SL, Stehmann TA, Bourdon C, Bandsma RHJ and Voskuijl WP. Both exocrine pancreatic insufficiency and signs of pancreatic inflammation are highly prevalent in children with complicated severe acute malnutrition: an observational study. J Pediatr. 2016 Jul;174:165-70

Attia S, Versloot CJ, Voskuijl W, van Vliet SJ, Di Giovanni V, Zhang L, Richardson S, Bourdon C, Netea MG, Berkley JA, van Rheenen PF, Bandsma RH. Mortality in children with complicated severe acute malnutrition is related to intestinal and systemic inflammation: an observational cohort study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Nov;104(5):1441-1449

Versloot J, Voskuijl WP, van Vliet S, van den Heuvel M, Carter J, Phiri A, Kerac M, Heikens G, van RheenenP and Bandsma. Effectiveness of three commonly used transition phase diets in the inpatient management of children with severe acute malnutrition: a randomised controlled trial. BMC Pediatr. 2017 Apr 26;17(1):112

Bartels RH, Bourdon C, Potani I, Mhango B, van den Brink DA, Mponda JS, Muller Kobold AC, Bandsma RH, Boele van Hensbroek M and Voskuijl WP. Pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy in children with severe acute malnutrition: a randomized controlled trial. J Pediatr. 2017 Sep 11

Harawa PP, Mbale E, Mallewa M, Dube Q, Langton J, Njiram’madzi J, Kumwenda B, Bandsma RH and Voskuijl WP. Parasitic and parachute research in global health. Lancet Glob Health 2018 Aug;6(8):e840