The discovery of penicillin has led to a sharp decline of syphilis around the world, except in Africa. In a new study, Prof. Chris Kenyon of the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) describes the different rates of decline of syphilis around the world.
Only very few scientists have the opportunity to make a drastic improvement in the chances of survival of thousands of patients all over the world. ITM researcher Dr Armand Van Deun is one such scientist. On 12 May 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) introduced a combination of medicines developed by Van Deun as a standard treatment for multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
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.