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Education: I have a MD from the University of Utrecht and a PhD from the University of Maastricht, both in the Netherlands. United Nations: I am currently the Chief of Nutrition Services for the World Food Program of the United Nations in Rome, Italy. World Food Program is the largest Humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Academic: I also hold the position of Adjunct Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, and the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, both in the USA, and consult widely to a number of organizations. Private Sector: I work extensively with the private sector, e.g., DSM, Unilever, etc to find sustainable solutions for food/nutrition problems in less developed countries. Specialties:Nutrition: My special interest is in micronutrient deficiencies, nutrition in emergencies; I have earned wide recognition for my innovative approach to nutrition research, which combines scientific analysis with real-world pragmatic applications. Recent activities comprises development of "New Nutrition Approach" of the United Nations World Food Program. HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Nutrition: evidence based policy development