International Health


This axis includes public health research and epidemiology in developing and developed countries (USA, Japan, Europe).

"VLIR-IUC: The project has objective to assess the impact of the Gilgel-Gibe hydroelectric dam (in Southwestern Ethiopia) in the health and other sectors (environment, agriculture, economy, etc.)"

The project is supporting a specific research program (as partial fulfillment of PhD) which is entitled as ‘Transmission dynamics of malaria incidence in Ethiopia’, under the supervision of Niko Speybroeck
The study has been started on May 5th 2014. The study will be accomplished between July-December 2017.

"Strengthening the diagnosis, treatment and surveillance strategies for the malaria control and elimination in Peru"

Team: Niko Speybroeck (resp.), deux nouveaux doctorants, Dr. Angel Rosas (+ Université de Liège, L’Institut de Médecine Tropicale  d'Anvers, Université Peruvienne Cayetano Heredia , Ministère de la Santé du Pérou)
More information: Niko Speybroeck

"Mise en place d’un système de surveillance de la résistance de Plasmodium falciparum aux antipaludéens par marqueurs moléculaires en RD Congo"

Team: Niko Speybroeck, nouveaux doctorants (+ Université de Liège)
More information: Niko Speybroeck

"Serosurveillance tools for targeting Plasmodium vivax infections and monitoring malaria control and elimination efforts in Amazonian countries"
Outils sérologiques pour cibler les infections à Plasmodium vivax et surveiller les efforts de lutte et d'élimination du paludisme dans les pays amazoniens.

Team: Angel Rosas, Niko Speybroeck (resp.) (+ UPCH (Pérou), Université de Sao Paulo (Brésil), Istituto Superiore di Sanita (Italie), Université de California San Diego (USA)
More information: Niko Speybroeck

Socioeconomic determinants of under-5 mortality in sub-Saharan Africa?"

Team: Carine Van Malderen, Herman Van Oyen, Niko Speybroeck
More information: Carine Van Malderen

"Adverse drug reactions to anti-malarial treatment in selected public and private drug outlets in Uganda"

Team: Helen Byomire Ndagije, Niko Speybroeck, Sten Olsson, Dan Kajungu, National Drug Authority Uganda
More information: Helen Byomire Ndagije

"Psychosocial development of children with autism. Accompaniment of the parents in the care of a child with autism in the daily life."

We are studying parents’ rôle in the care of children with autism in the every day life. Autism is a serious developmental disorder for children characterised by both difficulties of communication and social interactions,  as well as at their level of interests and particular behaviour.Sensory sensitivity and emotional regulation are also disrupted.  Autism is currently a public health problem in both developed and developing countries. The aim of this study is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of relational life of children with autism, by using the therapeutic methods adapted for them in Belgium, and by adapting them to the realities of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
End date: June 2018

Team: Dominique Charlier, Prof. Anne Wintgens, Isabelle Aujoulat, Blandine Mapaya Ngiteni
More information: Blandine Mapaya Ngiteni

"Lower the impact of aggravating factors in crisis situations thanks to adaptative foresight and decision-support tools – SNOWBALL (partner)": Its overall objective is to increase preparedness and response capacities of decision-makers, emergency planners and first responders in respect to amplifying hazards in large disasters.SnowBall consists in a deep analysis of cascading effects and development of methods to anticipate them; and in a Decision Support System able to display current crisis monitoring and results of simulated decisions integrating cascading effects, thanks to a data collection system, an Events Log Database, Simulators and a Dashboard. 2014-2017, FP7 – European Commission

More information: Alizee Vanderveken et CRED

"BRIdges the Gap for Innovations in Disaster resilience BRIGAID (Partner)":  This project is designed to bridge the gap for innovations that reduce the impacts of climate related events in the EU, its associated countries and overseas territories. This ‘gap’ refers to a combined lack of methodologies and support that are needed to turn already existing innovations into complete and market ready products. 2016-2020, Horizon 2020 – European Commission

More information: Joris Vanloenhout et CRED

"Methods and analyses of global natural disasters  - EM-DAT (Coordinator)": The disaster events database (EM-DAT) collects informations on all major natural and technological events worldwide since 1900 (over 20,000 records). The overall activities related to EM-DAT are part of a long-term funding from OFDA/USAID. 2010-2020.

More information: Regina Below et CRED