Projects per year
DPH supports health of vulnerable populations, with focuses on four areas, divided in four research groups:
- Health Systems and Health Policy Research Group
- Non-Communicable Diseases Research Group
- Sexual and Reproductive Health Research Group
- Tropical Infectious Diseases Research Group
The scientific mission of the department is grounded in the human population.
The expertise of our researchers 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.
27/04/21 → …
Use of digital solutions to improve quality of care in primary health care for paediatric patients in LMIC
27/04/21 → …
Modelling the effectiveness of a mandatory salt reformulation policy in reducing the burden of diet-related cancers in Belgium
27/04/21 → …
Adherence to COVID-19 prevention measures in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: results of two consecutive online surveysDitekemena, J. D., Mavoko, H. M., Obimpeh, M., Van Hees, S., Siewe Fodjo, J. N., Nkamba, D. M., Tshefu, A., Van Damme, W., Muyembe, J. J. & Colebunders, R., 2021, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 18, 5, 12 p., 2525.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-articleOpen AccessFile2 Downloads (Pure)
A double-edged sword-telemedicine for maternal care during COVID-19: findings from a global mixed-methods study of healthcare providersGalle, A., Semaan, A., Huysmans, E., Audet, C., Asefa, A., Delvaux, T., Afolabi, B. B., El Ayadi, A. M. & Benova, L., 2021, In : BMJ Global Health . 6, 2, p. 1-14 14 p., e004575.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-articleOpen AccessFile14 Downloads (Pure)
An alarming high prevalence of resistance-associated mutations to macrolides and fluoroquinolones in Mycoplasma genitalium in Belgium: results from samples collected between 2015 and 2018De Baetselier, I., Kenyon, C., Vanden Berghe, W., Smet, H., Wouters, K., Van den Bossche, D., Vuylsteke, B. & Crucitti, T., 2021, In : Sexually Transmitted Infections. 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › A1: Web of Science-article