Tuberculosis (TB) is still a major health problem in Cambodia. Natalie Lorent, PhD student at the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) and the University of Antwerp (UA), conducted her research in the slums of Phnom Penh, where tuberculosis (TB) wreaks havoc. Lorent and her team developed a more effective approach to actively detect TB cases by using new diagnostic tools and strong involvement by the local community.
After I finished my medical studies in Ghent, I did the Postgraduate Certificate in Tropical Medicine and International Health at ITM in 2014. I’ve listed my Antwerp top 10 - check them out! But don’t let this keep you from exploring the city yourself with your newly-made friends from the Institute!
The Institute of Tropical Medicine, with support from the Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT), launches "Be-PrEP-ared" on Thursday 10 September. This study is the first Belgian research project to test the applicability of preventive HIV medication among gay men as an additional tool of the Belgian prevention strategy.
2015 is a crucial year for development cooperation: on the one hand we reach the deadline for the millennium goals and on the other hand we will set course for a new orientation of sustainable development cooperation. Under the motto "Our world, our dignity, our future", the development cooperation of the EU and its Member States will be presented to the main public.
We post our activities on development cooperation on the European Year for Development website.