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On 4 March ITM researcher Séverine Caluwaerts travelled to New York to present 'Because Tomorrow Needs Her', a multimedia project by Médecins Sans Frontières about the efforts undertaken to improve the access to and quality of women’s health care worldwide.

The Deputy Minister of Health of Cuba, Dr. Marcia Cobas Ruiz, visited the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM) on Friday 27 February 2015 to discuss Ebola and ITM’s institutional partnership with the 'Instituto Nacional de Higiene, Epidemiología y Microbiología (INHEM)' and the 'Instituto de Medicina Tropical Pedro Kourí (IPK)' in Cuba.

During the 2014 ITM Colloquium (24-27 November, Antwerp), Drawnalism’s Alex Hughes captured the essence of all presentations in 52 live cartoons. They are now bundled in an e-book.

A group of over 30 Guinean alumni of the Institute of Tropical Medicine joined forces with the national coordination for the control of Ebola for a nation-wide reflection on the fight against Ebola virus disease.

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 www.info-ebola.be 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.

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