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.
- Health Systems
- Public Sector Health Care
- International Health Policy
- Health Financing
- Health Economics
- Maternal and Reproductive Health
- Medical Anthropology
- General Epidemiology and Disease Control
- Epidemiology and Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
- Epidemiology and Control of HIV/STD
- International HIV/AIDS Policy
- Non-communicable Diseases
- Cosmic Malaria
- Emerging Voices for Global Health
- Equity-LA II
- Health Financing in Africa blog
- International Health Policies
- Politiques Internationales de Santé
- RED IDESAL
- Woman and Child Health Research Centre
- Unmet Obstetric Need (UON) Network