London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund

The Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund was established in 2016 following the tragic and untimely death of LSHTM Senior Lecturer, esteemed water engineer and beloved husband and father, Dr Jeroen Ensink.
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The Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund commemorates the life and work of Dr Jeroen Ensink, Senior Lecturer in Public Health Engineering at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Jeroen was attacked on 29 December 2015 outside his home in Holloway, North London, and died from his injuries.

Jeroen was a much-loved member of the LSHTM community who was passionately committed to improving access to water and sanitation around the world. He was the Course Director for the MSc Public Health in Developing Countries at LSHTM and gained respect and admiration from his students and colleagues alike, one of whom recently referred to Jeroen as ‘the best of us’.

By all accounts, Jeroen was not only a world-leading academic and an inspirational educator, but a kind and generous colleague and friend, a dedicated football team player at the School, and a loving husband and father, whose absence is felt every day by those whose lives he touched.

Nadja, Jeroen's widow, has an update on life for her and their daughter Fleur since Jeroen passed away:

In 2022, Fleur and I travelled across Southern East Africa with an old battered, fully equipped Land Rover to raise funds for the Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund and to show Fleur a part of the world that was so dear to him. Along the way, we met up with former students, colleagues and collaborators - each of them sharing their own memories of Jeroen with Fleur. Jeroen travelled with us and we will forever carry him in our heart!

Eight years of living without Jeroen by my side.

Eight years of raising our daughter Fleur by myself.

Eight of the most hardest and yet most rewarding years of my life.

I’m still moved by all the donations we have received to the Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund and it’s mind-blowing to see what we have achieved so far.

Together we have raised more than £90,000 - an exceptional sum which has helped some exceptional students achieve their dreams. Although the fund has now almost depleted, I don’t want this to be the end! I want Jeroen to live on - not only in our memories but also in his legacy.

If we stop talking about people who have passed away, they might be forgotten. I don’t want this to happen to Jeroen, not for me - but especially not for Fleur! I wish for her to carry forward this legacy and carry it with pride.

The Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund has, through the provision of full international scholarships, helped five students from sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to complete an MSc in Public Health for Development at LSHTM. Jeroen’s legacy lives on through the amazing work of the Ensink Memorial Fund scholars who are committed to improving public health in developing countries.

Here are some of their inspiring stories:

Meet the 2022 Jeroen Ensink Scholar Grace Muguro

• Meet the 2021 Jeroen Ensink Scholar Abhijit Gadewar

• Meet the 2020 Jeroen Ensink Scholar Simon Kadima

• Meet the 2019 Jeroen Ensink Scholar Marie Umupfasoni

Meet the 2018 Jeroen Ensink Scholar Koushiki Banarjee

Thank you for donating to the Jeroen Ensink Memorial Fund, enabling the next generation of global health leaders to take up the challenge and continue Jeroen’s legacy.

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LSHTM is renowned for its world-leading research, postgraduate studies and continuing education in public and global health. We have an international presence and collaborative ethos, and are uniquely placed to help shape health policy and translate research findings into tangible impact.

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