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An international research consortium led by the Institute of Tropical Medicine will assess whether treatment with antibodies in the blood of Ebola survivors could help infected patients to fight off the disease.

The result of 10 years of collaboration between the Damien Foundation Belgium and ITM could revolutionize global tuberculosis control.

As national Ebola coordinator, Dr. Vlieghe will advise the Minister of Health.

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New research by Lynn Meurs at the Institute of Tropical Medicine shows that a co-infection with a second worm species may protect the patient against negative health effects of the first worm species.

The international research & development (R&D) consortium, AfriCoLeish, has launched a Phase III clinical study to address the extreme difficulty in treating visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in patients who also are HIV-positive.

A documentary film of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM) has won a Silver Dolphin during the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards. The competitive international festival honours the finest corporate films, online media and TV documentaries.

ITM received funding from the Flemish Agency for Innovation by Science and Technology (IWT) to investigate whether PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) can strengthen HIV prevention in Flanders.

The Margaret A. Cargill Foundation provides the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM) with a 3-year project grant worth nearly 5 million dollars to develop a new model to fight sleeping sickness. 

People who are infected both with HIV and the Leishmania parasite get ill more often and are less susceptible to medicines.