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

18 Nov 2019

PhD defence Melanie Bannister-Tyrrell

Micro-epidemiology of malaria in pre-elimination settings

University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

11 Nov 2019

PhD defence Vijayashree Yellappa

Optimising the Involvement of Private Practitioners in Tuberculosis Care and Control in India

Maastricht University, Maastricht
Séverine Thys

11 Sep 2019

PhD defence Séverine Thys

The added value of Anthropology for integrated control of Neglected Zoonotic Diseases in the One Health movement

Ghent University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Merelbeke