Our partners worldwide

 Worldmap with all the partners marqued

Institutional capacity building supported by the Belgian Development Cooperation
Institutional capacity building supported by Flanders
Alliance for Education in Tropical Medicine and International Public Health

Our partners

Latin America



Laboratoire de Référence de Mycobactéries, Cotonou
Burkina Faso
Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB), Ministère de la Santé Publique, Kinshasa
Programme National de Lutte contre la Trypanosomiase Humaine, Kinshasa
Centre de Recherche en Santé de Kimpese (CRSK), Institut Médical Evangélique (IME), Kimpese
École de Santé Publique, Université de Lubumbashi, Lubumbashi
Centre National de Formation et Recherche de Maferinyah
Instituto Nacional de Saúde, Maputo
South Africa
South Africa


Center for Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta
National Institute of Malariology, Parasitology and Entomology, Hanoi


Switching the Poles is our unique capacity building programme in developing countries, whereby our partner take charge of their situation. This programme is financed by the Belgian Development Cooperation.

Be-cause health

Be-cause health is the Belgian platform for international health with approximately 50 members involved in development cooperation on international health. ITM runs the administrative office.


Created in 2008, LINQED is a network of educational institutions and government–related partners providing postgraduate training in human and animal tropical medicine, public health and international health.

Medicines and ethics

ITM has been active for years on quality of medicines and ethics in research and health care in develepment countries.


Fiabel is the Belgian Federation of Institutional Actors in development cooperation. ITM has been a member of this dialogue platform since its start in 2016.

Health Care for All

"Access to health care is a fundamental human right. While recognising health for all as the ultimate goal, accessible, efficient, adequate and equitable health care for all is the most urgent need for improving global health, fighting diseases and reducing poverty."

FA3 evaluation report

The FA3 evaluation report presents the results of the external evaluation conducted by hera in 2020 on the impact of ITMs collaboration on scientific capacity strengthening and networking with its partners during the period 2014-2016.

It focusses on programmes that aimed to increase local ownership and capacity of both individuals and 24 partner institutes to conduct research, train health professionals and policy makers and deliver reference services to improve health care systems and policies in 18 partner countries.

In addition, the report looks at 10 thematic network projects, and some ancillary activities as the annual colloquium and smaller seminars. These thematic networks were not meant to “verticalise” health problems, on the contrary: they brought together basic, clinical, operational and health system scientists to develop comprehensive knowledge and strategies for disease control and health care, with a transnational and global perspective in a rapidly evolving world. 

Through the evaluation we intended to reach a triple aim:

  1. Accountability 
  2. Learning
  3. Build deeper partnerships 

All OECD/DAC criteria were addressed, with additional specific attention to gender and the programme design, especially the assessment of the use of the right indicators to measure capacity strengthening interventions at institutional level. 

The report consists of two parts:

  • Volume I focusses on the institutional collaborations, and gives an overview of findings from the Social Network and Gender Analyses, just as suggestions for programme design. It includes clear conclusions and recommendations.
  • Volume II presents case-studies conducted in Peru, India and Benin in addition to an in-depth view into the Social Network Analysis.

Management response:

  • In the FA3 management response, ITM indicates which recommendations we accept or reject. It also provides a plan of action for integrating the recommendations into our operations.

Other relevant documents:

For more information about this evaluation, please contact Heleen Annemans.