Cholera incidence in Kasese district Uganda. Map by Ente Rood KIT 2012

Epidemiology and Public Health

Working together with governments, institutes and NGOs in low- to middle-income countries, our work supports decision makers and provides evidence-based practice to improve healthcare and to align policies with evidence based practice.

We advise on the implementation of various data collection, processing, and analysis frameworks and support health initiatives to evaluate their impact. These activities provide the evidence required by funders and beneficiaries – as well as society at large – about the benefits of health interventions.

We recognize the importance of embedding our solutions into local public health systems and procedures and continuously strive to ensure that results are translated into tools tailored to the people who can act upon them. Therefore, we invest in the translation and dissemination of our findings into policy, advice and practical guidelines for health practitioners thus closing the chain of evidence-based health care.

A picture is worth a thousand words

We use and develop innovative, interactive and dynamic data collection and management systems, combining new geographical information technologies with solid knowledge of applied statistics. Over the last decade we have established a comprehensive track record in spatial epidemiology research and the development of GIS tools and services for disease control. We organize tailor-made GIS courses in the Netherlands as well as at partner institutes internationally.

Focus areas:

  • Data for decision making (M&E and surveillance)
  • Evidence based health care (EBHC)
  • Health impact assessment (HIA)
  • Implementation/Operational research for disease control (OR)
  • Diagnostic evaluation and implementation research
  • Mapping for health (GIS)
  • Good Research Practice


Selected publications