The research and expertise of the Department of Public Health's Global Health Section includes everything from global health issues to problems arising from the most widespread and serious diseases, regional and local differences in health conditions and international health programmes and their effects.
Among the most important themes are health systems and society, health in poor societies, disaster management, and prevention, and environmental health. Intervention studies, longitudinal studies, and international comparative studies are performed in collaboration with health care researchers, cultural researchers and social scientists.
Below is an overview of research projects with participation from researchers at the Global Health Section.
Environmental Health and Disaster Management
- Cost-effectiveness analyses of prevention and management strategies aimed at reducing the mortality of pesticide self-poisoning
Investigating if environmental induced behaviour changes contribute to cholera infections: examining the potential effects of Climate Change on cholera and its implications to Human Security in Bangladesh
Social, environmental and climate change impacts on vector-borne diseases in arid areas of Southern Africa
- Double burden of tuberculosis and diabetes in a high prevalence population
- Family matters: A new approach to identify individuals at risk of type 2 diabetes
- Foetal Exposure and Epidemiological Transition (FOETALforNCD)
- The Kenya Diabetes Study
- The association between maternal malaria exposure cardiometabolic risk in the offspring: a 20 year follow-up study