Research at GHI

The GHI of Antwerp aims to perform high quality research on a wide range of public health problems in low and middle income countries. Epidemiological methods are used to ensure optimal study design and analysis. Qualitative or mixed methods are used when formative research is needed or to ensure optimal integration of the cultural context into research and implementation. We envision that health economics or mathematical modelling aspects of future studies will be performed in partnership with Prof. Joke Bilcke (health economics) and Prof. Niel Hens (mathematical modelling). Health systems research and implementation research is performed in collaboration with our international partners, local communities, and Departments of Health.

Ongoing research projects by research topic:

  • HIV
  • Malaria
  • Tuberculosis
  • Nodding disease
  • Neglected diseases (Emmonsia hoerikwaggiana & Schistosomiasis)
  • HPV and cervix cancer screening
  • Community Health

Educational activities at GHI

The GHI staff are involved in teaching in the following degree programs

  • Master in Epidemiology
  • Interuniversity Master of Global Health
  • Master in Medicine

The GHI staff or University of Antwerp partners organize the following short courses

  • Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Qualitative Research (EBQ)
  • Introduction to Health Care in Developing Countries
  • The University Center of Qualitative Health Research Antwerp, of the Department of Interdisciplinary and Primary Care of the University of Antwerp organizes a two courses on qualitative research methods annually, one international summer course (end of August) and one winter course in Dutch (March-Feb).

The GHI academic core members mentor Belgian PhD candidates as well as international PhD candidates, the latter preferably through a dual PhD program with an academic Chair from both institutions.