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Programs and intervention strategies

A research theme in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health centers on the questioning of strategies of care delivery in both stable and emergency settings. ions


In terms of vaccination, research addresses program strategies in the changing epidemiological landscape of vaccine preventable diseases.

  • The benefits and weakness of reactive vaccination in epidemics for measles, meningitis, cholera among others
  • Guidance for vaccination in emergencies, including the timing of vaccination, target age range and geographic scope
  • Identifying ways to improve routine vaccination strategies



In nutrition, research projects explore different approaches to prevention and treatment of malnutrition including:

  • Examination of new products aimed at addressing moderate malnutrition before children become severe
  • Addressing the use of systematic antibiotics in severely malnourished children and the associated risks and benefits
  • Program strategies to deliver nutritional interventions in crises