COVID-19 (coronavirus)

ITM has decades of experience fighting infectious diseases and curbing epidemics. We are fully committed to helping to stop the COVID-19 pandemic that is currently threatening the whole world. To this end, we work together with partners at home and abroad.


Our scientists are doing their utmost to limit the impact of COVID-19 and have joined forces with national and international experts. They work on diagnostic tools to map the epidemic, try to find treatments through biomedical research and clinical trials and study the impact of COVID-19 on people and society. The Institute focuses particularly on the situation in low- and middle-income countries and on vulnerable populations.

Below you can find an overview of our COVID-19 activities.

Information and training

ITM regularly organises webinars on the COVID-19 epidemic for and with its alumni and partners. During these webinars, international researchers and health professionals share their insights and approaches. The Institute also trains health professionals from all over the world on epidemic response and research.


Our experts advise national and international authorities and embassies on the current crisis.


Every day, ITM laboratories analyse patient samples sent by hospitals in the Antwerp region with the help of molecular diagnostics. Our doctors are helping their colleagues at UZA with the screening and treatment of patients. ITM and the UZA’s Department of General Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine have been working together for years. ITM's travel clinic monitors the situation closely and informs travellers and Belgian Embassies abroad through Wanda, our travel medicine site.

Thank you!

ITM is working to combat COVID-19 in Belgium and worldwide. Thanks to your contributions, we can continue to focus on research to better understand the virus, find new treatment methods, perform diagnostic tests and study the impact of the pandemic on public health. With your support, we can deal with this crisis. All donations are used to support ITM's COVID-19 activities.

Donations of and above 40 euro per year are tax deductible.


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