Emmy van der Grinten
Technical Division Manager, KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation
Emmy van der Grinten brings more than 20 years of experience in supporting various disease control programs in Africa to the role of individual member representative on the Leadership Team of the Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy. Emmy studied tropical medicine at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. She has worked and lived in Nigeria (13 years), South Africa (1 year), and Ghana (6 years), and has since relocated to her home country, the Netherlands. She has experience in program management, routine surveillance (including GIS mapping), monitoring and evaluation, capacity building, partnership building, and strategic planning. Emmy enjoys working with Ministries of Health local partner organizations. Jointly working towards zero leprosy remains Emmy’s passion as she serves as a Board Member for the Leprosy Mission Netherlands.