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.



18 Sep 2020

PhD defence Manassé Nimpagaritse (online)

Comprendre les résultats de l’intégration de nouvelles activités dans une stratégie de financement basé sur la performance existante : cas de la prise en charge de la malnutrition dans les centres de santé du Burundi

Université Catholique de Louvain

14 Sep 2020

PhD defence Remco van de Pas

A cosmopolitan outlook on health workforce development

02 Jun 2020

PhD defence Vibian Moraa Angwenyi (Online)

Patients, providers, and systems: local models for chronic care and self-management support in southern Malawi