Institute of Tropical Medicine

Global Science for Health Worldwide

Tropical diseases, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and inadequate health care affect the lives of billions of people worldwide.

The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp (Belgium) strives for the advancement of science and health for all, through innovative research, advanced education, professional medical services and capacity sharing with partner institutions in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

For us, scientific excellence and societal impact are two sides of the same coin.

About ITM

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Our clinic

We are an outpatient clinic specialised in sexually transmitted infections, multidisciplinary HIV care, travel and tropical medicine, and infectious diseases.

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Our research

We promote the advancement of science and health for all, through innovative research.

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Our courses

We offer a variety of courses in tropical medicine, international public health and global one health for professionals from around the world.

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Our partnerships

In our cooperation projects, we focus on individual and institutional capacity strengthening.

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Become a healthtropist!

Our mission is to deliver science for worldwide health, an endeavour to which you can contribute as well.


You need to make an appointment at our clinic to receive medical advice, but there are a few other ways you can get in touch.

Make an appointment

Consultations are by appointment only. Book your appointment well in advance, as waiting times can be long in spring and summer.

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