“Addressing global health inequalities is not a matter of a one-time effort. It requires the same commitment as at the national level: balancing and perseverance. Until we change our attitude to global governance and cooperation, our country will remain part of the problem."
For the past five years, Erika Vlieghe has been mapping invasive bacterial infections such as Escherichia coli and Salmonella - and their resistance patterns in Cambodia. Due to a lack of knowledge in this area, many people die of bacterial infections in this impoverished country.
Op 5 februari zijn de nieuwe resultaten over de prevalentie van vrouwelijke genitale verminkingen in België gepresenteerd. Het onderzoek werd uitgevoerd door het Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde op verzoek van de Federale Overheidsdienst Volksgezondheid.
Nutrition programmes by foreign donors in Africa are generally focused on treatment and technical solutions, like vitamin and mineral supplementation. But African researchers and policy makers ask for community-based interventions to prevent, rather than only remedy, nutritional problems. They also want Africa to take charge of research priorities to beat malnutrition and hunger.
The Asian tiger mosquito has travelled around the world in used car tyres and ‘lucky bamboo’ plants. This year the mosquito, which can transfer viruses like dengue or chikungunya, has arrived in Belgium. Public health risks are low for the time being, because it is unclear whether the mosquito can survive the winter.
Between 25 November and 6 December, ITM organised the “Latin-American training workshop on molecular epidemiology applied to infectious diseases” at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru.
Are you interested in other cultures and do you enjoy a nice chat? Or did you travel to Africa, Asia or South America and would you like to share that experience with some locals? Release your inner hobby chef and cook for our foreign students!
Christopher Froome is cured of bilharzia, only 207 million more patients to go.
The Institute of Tropical Medicine takes charge of the Noah’s Ark of tuberculosis.
2013 World Malaria Report, released this week, shows millions of people still do not receive a test for malaria.