ITM is starting a new campaign to coincide with World Malaria Day (25 April). The campaign will inform people from malaria-infected regions about the risks of malaria when they go back and visit their native country. ITM physicians have noticed that travellers of African origin frequently underestimate the danger of contracting malaria.
Head of ITM’s Unit of Malariology Anna Rosanas is no lab rat. Originally from Catalunya, Spain, the dedicated scientist sees life through both the microscopic lens of a molecular biologist with a background in genetics and the bird’s eye view of an epidemiologist.
The Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM) has developed a test that can confirm an infection with the Zika virus even after the acute infection phase. A correct diagnosis is especially important for pregnant women because of the potential risks for the unborn baby if the mother is infected.
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.