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

ID Toekomst: 9 ID Verleden: 43 ID Verleden: 34 ID Verleden: 31 ID Verleden: 33 ID Verleden: 32 ID Verleden: 25 ID Verleden: 2

16-20 Oct 2017

10th European Congress of Tropical Medicine and International Health (ECTMIH 2017)

Flanders Meeting and Convention Center, Antwerp
Community ART groups in Mozambique

16 Jun 2017

PhD defence of Tom Decroo

Community-based ART in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons learnt from Community ART Groups in Tete province, Mozambique

Auditorium Kinsbergen, Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), Edegem

09 May 2017

PhD defence Charlotte Gryseels

Resistant humans, mosquitos and parasites in Cambodia: producing contested evidence for malaria elimination strategies in the margins of a repellent trial

Agnietenkapel of the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam