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.

Coordinating Units

 

Events

09 Sep. 2016

PhD Defence of Upendra Bhojani

Enhancing care for urban poor with chronic conditions in India

Ghent University, Ghent

29 Nov. 2016

PhD defence of Josefien van Olmen

Care for chronic diseases in low income countries

University of Amsterdam

20 Mar. 2017

Master students discuss Belgian welfare system with politicians

Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp