Professor of GCH, Paediatric Infectious Disease specialist and staff member of the Emma Children’s Hospital and of the AIGHD. MBvH previously worked in The Gambia (1991-1995), conducting research on the treatment of severe malaria in children at the MRC in collaboration with the University of Oxford. In 2000 he became a Wellcome Trust fellow studying severe anaemia in Malawian children. In 2005 he returned to the Emma Children’s Hospital to become an ID specialist and paediatric advisor for Doctors Without Boarders (MSF). In 2013 he was appointed Professor in GCH and head of the GCHG. He is currently involved in several projects globally, is a member of various steering committees (DSMB’s and TSC’s) and vice-chair of the CCMO (Centrale Commissie Mensgebonden Onderzoek). He combines work with carpentry and writing children’s books.