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Suzanne Veldhuis

Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic, Marie Stopes México, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico

Suzanne Veldhuis

Suzanne Veldhuis, MD
Medical Coordinator, Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic, Marie Stopes México, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico
suzanne.veldhuis@gmail.com

I am a 32-year old medical doctor, born in Amsterdam (the Netherlands), where I grew up and graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 2010. As a student I conducted a small research project at the Medical Research Council facilities in the Gambia and worked as an intern in the rural hospital of Turiani, Tanzania. After graduating I worked for one and a half year in the Internal Medicine department in a public hospital in Amsterdam before moving on to volunteer in the San Carlos Hospital in Chiapas, the rural south of Mexico with a predominant indigenous population. Briefly leaving Mexico for a mission with Doctors Without Borders in Bangladesh in 2012, upon my return I started to work in indigenous communities in projects combating malnutrition in children and training local female health care workers in sexual and reproductive health during 2013-2015. Since the beginning of 2016 I am the medical coordinator of the Marie Stopes (a sexual and reproductive health) clinic in San Cristóbal de las Casas.

I am passionate about women’s rights, and am always trying to find the way to combine my desire to make a difference in the lives of people with my work as a medical doctor!

Publications

  • Case report from Mexico: a sister and brother with painless ulcers. Dekker M, Veldhuis S, van Thiel P. Medicus Tropicus Bulletin. March 2013,01:14-15.
  • Dysfagie bij jonge vrouw uit Somalie (Disfagia in a young woman from Somalia) Veldhuis S, van Altena R, van Steenwijk RP, Rauws EAJ, Eeftinck-Schattenkerk JKM. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 2013;157:A5673.
  • Macupapular rash and fever. Veldhuis S, Kalpoe JS, Bruin S, Lauw FN. Neth J Med. 2012 Jan;70(1):43-48.
  • Influenza vaccination and hemostasis: no sustainable procoagulant effects from 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine in healthy healthcare workers. Smit PM, Veldhuis S, Mulder JW et al. J Thromb Haemost. 2011 Aug;9(8):1659-61.

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