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

El Houcine Akhnif

10 Jul 2019

PhD defence El Houcine Akhnif

La Couverture Sanitaire Universelle au Maroc : Le rôle du ministère de la santé en tant qu’Organisation Apprenante

Université de Catholique Louvain - Campus Bruxelles, Brussels
Temmy Sunyoto

25 Jun 2019

PhD defence Temmy Sunyoto

Access to leishmaniasis care in Africa

Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Barcelona

11 Jun 2019

PhD defence Sakib Burza

The clinical management of visceral leishmaniasis in India

Universiteit Antwerpen, Wilrijk