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The recent ebola outbreak in West Africa has so far claimed hundreds of lives. In this article you'll find the answer to some frequently asked questions about this disease.

The Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine expresses sadness that a number of friends from the international HIV/AIDS community were reported to be on board the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight that has crashed over Ukraine on Thursday 17 July 2014.

Don't let too much sun and biting insets ruin your vacation. Information and tips from the travel clinic at the Institute of Tropical Medicine.

How do you shape your hopes, ambitions and expectations when growing up in an environment devastated by HIV/AIDS?  For her doctoral thesis, Ellen Blommaert looked for answers in Winam, a rural area of western Kenya where HIV/AIDS wreaked havoc among the population.  She found that young people between 16 and 25 take a pragmatic approach to sexual risks because sexuality plays an important role in their quest for a better future.

A group of international experts, including researchers of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM), urge global leaders to recognise midwifery’s “vital potential” to save lives of women and infants worldwide.

ITM researchers and their colleagues from Geneva and Nepal ran an independent evaluation on studies about rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) to diagnose kala-azar. Rapid diagnostic tests are of paramount importance to quickly diagnose this deadly disease.

Today, the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM) presents selected milestones from its capacity building programme in developing countries. The stories are gathered in a documentary filmed in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, India and Peru.

The number of cases infected with the MERS-corona virus has recently increased. Some cases have also been reported close to home, but these are import cases after a recent stay in the Middle East.

More than 300.000 people are infected annually with kala-azar, the most severe form of leishmaniasis. Treatment against the disease becomes increasingly difficult as the parasites develop resistance against the existing drugs.

On 5 May 2014, we will introduce our new online appointment system. It will allow you to book a consultation in our Outpatient Department.