Prof. Volmink receives Honorary Doctorate at KU Leuven


Professor Jimmy Volmink, dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Stellenbosch University, was set to receive a Honorary Doctorate from KU Leuven on February 2 2021, the Patron Saint’s Day of the university. Unfortunately, the live conferral ceremony had to be delayed due to the Corona pandemic, but we do want to extend our congratulations to prof. Volmink on this Honorary Doctorate.

Prof. Volmink has devoted his life to achieving better healthcare for all South Africans, is one of the foremost proponents of evidence-based medicine and was the founding Director of Cochrane South-Africa. He has argued passionately that people at all levels of society must make medical decisions based on good-quality evidence, not on any preconceived notions. 

The Belgian Red Cross (BRC) and more specifically the Centre for Evidence-Based Practice (CEBaP) worked together with prof. Volmink multiple times over the years. He played and still plays an important role in the development of the evidence-based African First Aid Materials (AFAM) (currently undergoing their second 5-yearly update) as the chair of the expert panel, and he continues to serve as the chair of BRC’s Scientific Advisory Board. 

Prof. Philippe Vandekerckhove, director of Belgian Red Cross-Flanders (BRC-F) and professor at the Faculty of Medicine at KU Leuven, was one of the nominators of Prof. Volmink, together with Prof. Bert Aertgeerts and Prof. Karin Hannes. Watch the Laudatio by the three nominators here on KU Leuven’s website.

Congratulations, Doctor Honoris Causa Volmink!


      The CEBaP website use cookies to help make your visit as smooth as possible. We install necessary and technical cookies to ensure the websites run properly. We also use analytical and advertising cookies to measure and improve the general use of the websites. Indicate below whether you agree to this cookie policy in order to continue.

          These necessary cookies ensure all parts of the website work properly. We can install these cookies without permission. By continuing to use our websites, you agree to the use of the necessary cookies.

          We use cookies for functional purposes. This means that these cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of our websites. These cookies identify and store your preferences (including language) and record whether you have accepted cookies. 

          We use cookies for analytical purposes. These cookies gather information on the technical details of the exchange or the use of the website (pages visited, average length of visit etc.) in order to improve the site’s operation. We use Google Analytics for this (in accordance with the Google Analytics Terms of Use:

          We use cookies for advertising. These cookies provide us with statistics (which cannot be traced to individual users) to improve our online communications and recruitment for our activities through various channels and to tailor our service to your needs. By accepting these cookies, you also accept the use of the Facebook pixel.