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

Epidemiology in 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 approaches with evidence-based best practices.

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 by society at large – to understand the benefits of health interventions.

We recognise the importance of embedding our solutions into local public health systems and  and continuously strive to ensure that results are translated into tools tailored to the people who can use them. For that reason we take care to ensure our findings are disseminated and translated  into policy, advice and practical guidelines for health practitioners, in order to close the loop 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 organise tailor-made GIS courses in the Netherlands as well as at partner institutes internationally.

Focus areas:

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

Selected publications