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.



Alexandre Delamou

29 Mar 2018

PhD defence Alexandre Delamou

Towards a fistula free generation: lessons learned from long-term follow-up of women after obstetric fistula repair in Guinea

ULB, Bruxelles
David Hendrickx

30 Apr 2018

PhD defence David Hendrickx

Revealing the public health significance of skin infections among Aboriginal children living in the Pilbara: A call to action in Western Australia

University of Western Cape

29-30 Jan 2018

HERMETIC Steering Committee at ITM

On 29 and 30 January, the HERMETIC Steering Committee took place at ITM.

Institute of Tropical Medecine, Antwerp