Research

The Global Health Institute has expertise in vaccine preventable diseases (including vaccination programmes), reproductive health (including HIV/AIDS prevention and control), management of chronic diseases, parasitic diseases and health logistics. The GHI works closely together with other units of the department, specialists of the University Hospital 'UZA', the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM) and partner universities, manily through projects and activities funded by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR) and other international donors.

The research projects and activities of the Global Health Institute are thus overall concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa (but not exclusively), with a focus on cooperations with our partner institutions in five specific countries: Burundi, DR Congo, South Africa, Uganda and Tanzania.  We are also involved in projects and activities in other countries, such as Peru.

The activities are conducted using current methods and techniques of epidemiology, applied statistics and demography.  In the menu on the right you can search by country or topic to find all the related projects.