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

Thesis cover page

25 Jun 2018

PhD defence Jasna Loos

Know your epidemic, know your response. The case of the HIV epidemic among sub-Saharan African migrants in Flanders, Belgium

University of Antwerp, Wilrijk
Meeting of pregnant women affected by GDM (gestational diabetes mellitus) discussing nutrition at their health centre with their midwife.

27 Jun 2018

PhD defence Bettina Utz

Positioning gestational diabetes in low resource settings: From fragmentation towards integration

VUB, Brussels
Sandfly having blood meal

03 May 2018

PhD defence Issam Bennis

Cutaneous leishmaniasis in Morocco: psychosocial burden and simplified diagnosis

University of Antwerp, Wilrijk