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The World Health Organization estimates that between 200.000 and 400.000 new visceral leishmaniasis cases occur each year worldwide. More than 90% of these cases occur in only six countries, including Ethiopia.

On Thursday 21 May 2015, the Institute of Tropical Medicine takes part in the 11th edition of Europe’s leading regional life sciences convention Knowledge for Growth, organised by FlandersBio.

The antibiotic-resistant strain of Salmonella Typhi, the primary cause of typhoid, emerged within the last 30 years and may represent an ongoing, previously unrecognised epidemic in Africa, according to a study published online this week in Nature Genetics.

A documentary by the Institute of Tropical Medicine has won the Special Award “Hand in Hand” during the WorldMediaFestival, a global competition for modern media in Hamburg, Germany.

The Institute of Tropical Medicine organises its 2015 annual colloquium in partnership with the Moroccan École Nationale de Santé Publique (ENSP). The conference on maternal and neonatal health in low- and middle-income countries will take place from 24 to 27 November in Rabat, Morocco.

Two million people die each year as a result of foodborne and waterborne diseases caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and chemical substances. “How safe is your food?” is the core message of the World Health Day on Tuesday 7 April.

GAMS Belgium, FORWARD UK, HIMILO foundation in Netherlands and the Institute of Tropical Medicine have launched MEN SPEAK OUT, a project that aims to engage men in the prevention of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Europe.

ITM and African partner organisations have launched two EU funded projects. The projects aim at strengthening the capacity of public health institutes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda, as well as contributing sound evidence-based policy analysis and advice.

Today, on World Tuberculosis Day, we’d like you to meet our institutional partner organisation in Cotonou, Benin, the Laboratoire de Référence de Mycobactéries (LRM).

Without effective drugs against infections, health care will recede to 19th century standards. Over the next five years, the InBev-Baillet Latour (IBL) Fund will finance three research chairs at the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp (ITM), for a total amount of € 1.35 million.

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