The School of Public Health of the University of Lubumbashi (ESP / UNILU in acronym) is among the youngest structures of the University. Created in 2003, it started by organizing undergraduate courses, as provided for in the national curriculum. In 2005, postgraduate education followed by the organization of a professional DEA in Health Development and Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. The postgraduate training was the result of the reflections made by professors from UNILU, mainly from the Faculty of Medicine and their colleagues from foreign universities, such as the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the Université Catholique de Louvain and the University of Louvain. Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp etc.

Funding for this training came from the Kingdom of Belgium through BTC (Belgian Technical Cooperation). This funding consisted mainly of the award of the Learner Scholarship and logistical support. The APEFE also accompanied the institution by the rehabilitation of three classrooms. In 2008, the financing of the Health and Development sector was stopped, that of the Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine branch will follow two years later. Continuing education with local funding. A reform was made at the third cycle in 2012, adapting to the needs of the community. The sectors changed their names and took the following names: Health development and management, Epidemiology, preventive medicine and disease control. The academic year 2013-2014 saw the start of the academic DEA spanning two years. The first year was the same as that of the professional DEA, the second year consisted of in-depth research courses, the criticism and writing of scientific articles, the psychology of the adult, etc. The candidates of this 2nd stream are essentially assistants appointed to the University. The academic year 2016-2017 saw the start of the Veterinary Public Health sector, managed jointly with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Lubumbashi.

School in numbers

40 teachers

17 ordinary teachers
9 teachers
14 Associate Professors

17 works supervisors

20 assistants

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