dr. Frank van Leth, MD

(Principal Investigator)


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Research interests

Tuberculosis and HIV

Epidemiological research methodology


Public Health


epidemiology and research methodology

Personal information

Frank van Leth has an extensive research portfolio in the fields of HIV and tuberculosis. As an epidemiologist, he has an affinity for contextually relevant methodological approaches for capturing public health needs and designing appropriate interventions. His current line of research is in the field of antimicrobial resistance, with particluar attention to surveillance methodology

. Vice-director of the Amsterdam Public Health (APH) research institute

. Member WHO expert group antimicrobial resistance prevalence surveys

. Member adjudication committee MTBVAC randomized controlled trial

. Associate Editor Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health,

Collaborations: Padjadjaran University, Jakarta, Indonesia; Univerisity of Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia; Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium; HIV-NAT / Thai Red Cross Hopsital, Bangkok, Thailand; Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Bangkok, Thailand; Universitaetsklinikum Heidelberg, Germany; Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health-Institut, Basel, Switzerland; University of Eswatini, Kwaluseni, Eswatini; Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany; Folkhelseinstituttet, Norway; Clinton Health Access Initiative, Mbabane, Eswatini; Swaziland Business Coalition on Health and AIDS; Diabetes Swaziland, Manzini, Eswatini.

Frank van leth served as the chair of TBnet (2016-2020), a European consortium with over 800 members dedicated to collaborative basic, translational, clinical, and applied TB research.

He is a former Associate Editor of the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (2006 - 2021)

Research interests

Selected research projects:

. OASIS:  project aimed at developing an antimicrobial resistance (AMR) surveillance strategy in a One Health context, which is applicable in high-, middle-, and low-income countries. 

. WHOpen: project to evaluate the effectiveness of decentralizing care for diabetes and hypertension in Eswatini

. PROGRESS: project to improve identification and treatment of urinary tract infections in nursign home residents, with special attention to the use of point-of-care tests.


Frank van Leth received his Senior Teacher Qualitifaction (SKO) in 2022.

Currently he is examiner for the course

. advanced statistcs (Master Health Sciences)

. epidemiology (Bachelor Biomedical Sciences)

. online course on epidemiology and biostatistics

Ancillary activities

  • Biofabri | Porrino | Clinical outcome assessor | 2022-09-01 - 2029-12-31

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

User created Keywords

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health
  • Infectious diseases
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Tuberculosis

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