Research

The main research objective of the Institute is to design and implement public health studies of the highest methodological quality and impact for the local and international society. The Institute aims to promote effective co-operation with competent authorities and to contribute to the in-depth assessment of the main risk factors of non-communicable diseases for the Cypriot population. As such, the conduct of population surveys and epidemiological surveillance programs for the general population and its vulnerable population groups is evident.

The research activity of the Institute’s faculty members is oriented towards state-of-the-art environmental and public health research topics for Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean region and Europe in general, with specific reference to research pillars, such as:

  1. spatial and temporal surveillance and monitoring of health populations, and in particular vulnerable groups of the population, with the aim of strengthening and constantly updating the epidemiological scientific basis necessary for setting priorities; public health and successful implementation and assessment of health policies;
  2. a deeper understanding of the incidence, spatiotemporal distribution and etiology of the disease in the population, with emphasis on non-communicable diseases and their risk factors, focusing on prevention, health promotion and education programs.

The Institute also cooperates well with public health bodies and decision-makers such as hospitals, ministries, non-profit organizations and industry. The recently approved introduction of the planned reform of the national health system in Cyprus (GeSY) along with the change of the role of the Ministry of Health from an employer to the role of the health policy maker, this will create educational needs as well as new roles and new research opportunities for the Institute in primary health care.

Population health has more to do with disease prevention than with treatment. Therefore, primary health is one of the basic components of public health. The Institute will seek to develop specific health programs and interventions in Cyprus in close cooperation with all relevant bodies, such as the Ministry of Health and the General Health System, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Hospitals, the outpatient health care structures, the professional health liaison, etc.

 

Research

The main research objective of the Institute is to design and implement public health studies of the highest methodological quality and impact for the local and international society. The Institute aims to promote effective co-operation with competent authorities and to contribute to the in-depth assessment of the main risk factors of non-communicable diseases for the Cypriot population. As such, the conduct of population surveys and epidemiological surveillance programs for the general population and its vulnerable population groups is evident.

The research activity of the Institute’s faculty members is oriented towards state-of-the-art environmental and public health research topics for Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean region and Europe in general, with specific reference to research pillars, such as:

  1. spatial and temporal surveillance and monitoring of health populations, and in particular vulnerable groups of the population, with the aim of strengthening and constantly updating the epidemiological scientific basis necessary for setting priorities; public health and successful implementation and assessment of health policies;
  2. a deeper understanding of the incidence, spatiotemporal distribution and etiology of the disease in the population, with emphasis on non-communicable diseases and their risk factors, focusing on prevention, health promotion and education programs.

The Institute also cooperates well with public health bodies and decision-makers such as hospitals, ministries, non-profit organizations and industry. The recently approved introduction of the planned reform of the national health system in Cyprus (GeSY) along with the change of the role of the Ministry of Health from an employer to the role of the health policy maker, this will create educational needs as well as new roles and new research opportunities for the Institute in primary health care.

Population health has more to do with disease prevention than with treatment. Therefore, primary health is one of the basic components of public health. The Institute will seek to develop specific health programs and interventions in Cyprus in close cooperation with all relevant bodies, such as the Ministry of Health and the General Health System, the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Hospitals, the outpatient health care structures, the professional health liaison, etc.