Infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases, maternal and new born morbidity and mortality, water and sanitation, malnutrition, are major concerns for practitioners and analysts. Despite substantial progress reported on many health-related goals, palpable inequities between low-income and high-income countries motivate a critical assessment of emerging and persisting health threats as well as a deep exploration of policies and practices of intervention. 

This research cluster is focused on the implications of socio-economic and political contexts on fundamental challenges to human health. The approach of the project is to investigate specific cases through a holistic point of view. Recent improvements in the measurement of health related issues will be used to complement explanatory strategies for implementing targeted researches with a potential positive impact on the global community.

Focus areas

  • Maternal and child health
  • Infectious and non-communicable diseases
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Food, nutrition and health