Team 2: Environment, Health Systems and Infectious Diseases
Directors: Bruno SPIRE (DR2 INSERM) & Fred EBOKO (CR1 IRD)
Team 2, ESSEM,brings together researchers from the CNRS, INSERM and IRD as well as professors and lecturers from Aix-Marseille University, University of Nice and from the French Army Public Health Service, and focuses on four empirical areas of research with a view to creating closer ties between research carried out in both developed and developing countries:
The ESSEM team promotes an interdisciplinary approach and systematically attempts to cross-validation of qualitative (using in-dephth interviews, case studies, ethnographic and anthropologic observation) and/ quantitative research methods using longitudinal or cross-sectional surveys. Team 2 is involved in a number of research collaborations with various international organizations from the United Nations system (World Bank, World Health Organization, UNAIDS, UNITAID etc).