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.

 

Events

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11 Dec 2018

PhD defence Ona Ilozumba

CHWs + mHealth. An Assessment of mHealth interventions utilized by Community Health Workers in low and middle-income countries

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Ibukun-Oluwa Omolade Abejirinde

11 Dec 2018

PhD defence Ibukun-Oluwa Omolade Abejirinde

Diagnostic and clinical decision support systems for antenatal car: is mHealth the future in low-resource settings?

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Tjard de Cock Buning, Mukesh Hamal, Azucena Bardaji, Vincent de Brouwere

10 Dec 2018

PhD defence Mukesh Hamal

Social accountability in maternal health services in selected districts of Nepal and Gujarat, India

VU Amsterdam, Amsterdam