Department of Public Health
The Department of Public Health studies health systems (the organisation and operation of health services), epidemiology and disease control on the population level. The scientific mission of the department is grounded in the human population.
The expertise of our researcher consists of the epidemiology of tropical and infectious diseases; the evaluation of specific interventions for disease control on the population level; socio-economic and organisational aspects of health care; and general and international health policy.
The scientific task mainly plays out in the communities, health services and relevant organisations in development countries, and in national and international policy organisations.
It aims to lessen the burden of disease, especially tropical and infectious diseases, through specific and general interventions; the optimal organisation of accessible, adequate, integral and efficient health, with special attention for those with poor means and other at-risk groups; and the development of an international health care policy based on universal human rights.
- Unit of Health Services Organisation
- Unit of Public Sector Health Care
- Unit of Health Policy
- Unit of Health Financing
- Unit of Health Economics
- Unit of Maternal and Reproductive Health
- Unit of Medical Anthropology
- Unit of General Epidemiology and Disease Control
- Unit of Epidemiology and Control of Tropical Diseases
- Unit of Epidemiology and Control of HIV/STD
- Unit of HIV/AIDS Policy