W.P. Voskuijl MD PhD

Medical Specialist
Main activities
Patient care, Research
Focus of research

Global Child Health: Childhood malnutrition, Nutritional status & acute illness, Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling (MITS), Early Risk Prediction/Early Warning Score


Key publications
  • Bartels Rosalie H., Bourdon Céline, Potani Isabel, Mhango Brian, van den Brink Deborah A., Mponda John S., Muller Kobold Anneke C., Bandsma Robert H., Boele van Hensbroek Michael, Voskuijl Wieger P. Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy in Children with Severe Acute Malnutrition: A Randomized Controlled Trial Journal of pediatrics 2017;190:85-+ [PubMed]
  • Harawa Philliness Prisca, Mbale Emmie, Mallewa Mac, Dube Queen, Langton Josephine, Njiram'madzi Jenala, Kumwenda Benjamin, Bandsma Robert, Voskuijl Wieger Parasitic and parachute research in global health lancet global health 2018;6 (8):e840
  • Study group members AMC , Voskuijl Wieger Childhood Acute Illness and Nutrition (CHAIN) Network: a protocol for a multi-site prospective cohort study to identify modifiable risk factors for mortality among acutely ill children in Africa and Asia BMJ open 2019;9 (5):e028454 [PubMed]
  • Voskuijl Wieger, Potani Isabel, Bandsma Robert, Baan Anne, White Sarah, Bourdon Celine, Kerac Marko Stool frequency recording in severe acute malnutrition ('StoolSAM'); an agreement study comparing maternal recall versus direct observation using diapers BMC pediatrics 2017;17 (1):140 [PubMed]
  • Bartels Rosalie H., Meyer Sophie L., Stehmann Tijs A., Bourdon Céline, Bandsma Robert H. J., Voskuijl Wieger P. Both Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency and Signs of Pancreatic Inflammation Are Prevalent in Children with Complicated Severe Acute Malnutrition: An Observational Study Journal of pediatrics 2016;174:165-170 [PubMed]
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Curriculum Vitae

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 ("CHAIN") 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 (

In addition to this he is co-PI on a project, Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling ("MITS in Malawi") that seeks to identify clinical, social, and behavioral characteristics of children at risk of death during admission and after discharge from hospital to guide clinical trials and target interventions for high-risk children (

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).

Current research funding
  • University of Oxford