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ITM researchers published a letter in The Lancet today on “Blood as medicine: social meanings of blood and the success of Ebola trials”.

Belgian citizens and health professionals can now consult for complete and up to date information on Ebola. This website is a joint initiative of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp (ITM), the different health authorities and the Belgian Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP).

The Flemish Government makes 3.6 million euros available for the strengthening of healthcare in Mozambique, including 1.2 million euro for the partnership between ITM and the Mozambican Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS).

The Belgian Royal Academy for Medicine has bestowed the Dubois-Brigué award on ITM researcher prof. Stijn Deborggraeve for his groundbreaking research on African sleeping sickness on Saturday 6 December 2014.

With the Christmas break upon us, we ask travellers to be extra vigilant for the chikungunya virus. Chikungunya is a mosquito-borne infectious disease currently on the rise in South America.


Jo Vandeurzen, Flemish Minister of Welfare, Health and Family, attended the World AIDS Day Symposium organised by Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp today.

Het tanen van het aids-exceptionalisme mag ons niet afleiden van de uitzonderlijke aard van aids, aldus ITG-directeur Bruno Gryseels op Wereldaidsdag 2014.

ITM congratulates Burkina Faso’s newly appointed Minister of Health, ITM alumnus Amédée Prosper Djiguimde.

The yearly scientific Colloquium of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM) takes place in Antwerp, Belgium, from Monday 24 to Thursday 27 November.

In Antwerp, 6.1% of Sub-Saharan migrant (SAM) women and 3% of men are HIV-positive, according to recent research carried out by ITM.