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

20 Nov 2018

Seminar on access to quality-assured Medicines

Seminar at DGD in Brussels

DGD, Brussels

05 Sep 2018

PhD defence Lely del Rosario Solari Zerpa

Clinical Prediction rules to address diagnostic bottlenecks in tuberculosis

Ghent University, Gent
Dimitri Renmans in Machu Picchu

29 Aug 2018

PhD defence Dimitri Renmans

Opening the ‘black box’ of performance-based financing in the healthcare sector of Western Uganda

University of Antwerp, Antwerp