• Alberto Garcia-Basteiro awarded The Union Young Investigator Prize

    October 16, 2017

    Congratulations to AIGHD’s Alberto Garcia-Basteiro (PHD student at the Academic Medical Center’s Department of Global Health, also affiliated with CISM in Manhica, Mozambique and ISGlobal in Barcelona) who is the recipient of The Union Young Investigator Prize. The prize is awarded each year by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease at its Union World Conference on Lung Health, held this year in Guadalajara, Mexico. […]

  • Persbericht: Hiv hoort geen taboe meer te zijn

    October 13, 2017

    Er rust nog steeds een taboe op het hebben van hiv. Terwijl er tegenwoordig juist goed met hiv te leven is, mits je je laat behandelen. Sterker nog, bij succesvolle behandeling is hiv niet meer overdraagbaar! Daarom brengt het H-TEAM (HIV Transmission Elimination Amsterdam), samen met het platform Man tot Man, twee video’s en drie […]

  • Academic Medical Center, Duke Global Health Institute and University of Ruhuna to collaborate on undergraduate Global Health program

    October 11, 2017

    (Left to right): Front row: Prof. Mary Story (DGHI), Prof. Randy Kramer (DGHI), Guus ten Asbroek (AMC-DGH), Prof. Truls Ostbye (DGHI). Back row: Sarah Cao (DGHI), Prof. Vijitha de Silva (UR-DCM), Laura Bey (DGHI).   We are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by Prof. Randy Kramer, interim director of the Duke Global Health […]

  • Launch of the RISE Programme in Indonesia: Evaluating How Teacher Reforms in Decentralized Indonesia Can Promote Learning Gains

    October 6, 2017

    On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, a kick-off event launched the RISE Programme in Indonesia—an education research program led by the SMERU Research Institute, in collaboration with AIGHD and Mathematica Policy Research. The RISE Programme aims to play an active role in Indonesia’s education system reform agenda, which is also a part of its global agenda for improving learning […]

  • Vacancy – Research Project Manager

    September 22, 2017

    32-40 hours per week – based in Amsterdam and Tanzania The position The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is looking for a Research Project Manager who will be the day-to-day responsible person for the management and support of AIGHD operational research on two innovative HIV Test & Treat and TB projects in […]

  • Vacancy: Project Manager

    September 22, 2017

    Full-time (40 hours per week) – based in Amsterdam The position Stichting Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is currently seeking an experienced Project Manager. The Project Manager will be responsible for supporting the implementation and monitoring progress of several projects and programs, for ensuring timely reporting on their scientific and financial progress […]

  • Vacature – Onderzoeker

    September 19, 2017

    Omvang: fulltime (40 uur per week) Contract: bepaalde tijd (initieel 12 maanden) Onderzoeker Actiever testen op Hiv Het H-TEAM (Hiv Transmissie Eliminatie Amsterdam) is op zoek naar een onderzoeker voor het werkpakket “Proactiever testen op hiv”. Dit werkpakket is gericht op vroeger opsporen en sneller behandelen van hiv-infecties. Voor de onderzoeker ligt de focus op het […]

  • New study on female condom adoption in Mozambique

    September 18, 2017

    To celebrate Global Female Condom Day on Sept 16, we’d like to share our findings from a women’s support group intervention promoting female condoms in Mozambique to expand the existing set of contraceptives. Over 300 women participated in the study—a collaboration between AIGHD, University of Oxford, Pathfinder International and Universal Access to Female Condoms (UAFC) […]

  • 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health to be held in The Hague, Netherlands

    September 15, 2017

    It’s official! The Netherlands will host the 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in 2018. The annual conference is one of the most important conferences on tuberculosis and is attended by delegates from more than 125 countries presenting research from every region of the world. The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the […]

  • Frank van Leth elected Chair of TBnet research network

    September 11, 2017

    Dr. Frank van Leth was elected Chair of the TBnet research network during its annual meeting held in Milan last week. TBnet is a European research collaboration consisting of over 600 members. Its constituency consists of clinicians and specialists from the field of immunology, laboratory science, translational science, and epidemiology. The network has an impressive […]

  • The impact of the roll-out of rapid molecular diagnostic testing for tuberculosis on empirical treatment in Cape Town, South Africa

    September 7, 2017

    The GeneXpert is a molecular test for tuberculosis (TB) which is much more sensitive than the mainstay of diagnosis in most parts of the world, sputum smear microscopy. South Africa was one of the first countries to implement it as the first-line diagnostic for TB. This study shows the impact of this new test on […]

  • Text messaging to decrease tuberculosis treatment attrition in TB-HIV co-infection in Uganda

    September 6, 2017

    In this non-randomized study in Kampala, Uganda, we implemented an SMS reminder service to help TB patients to remember to take their drugs and to offer them a line of communication to the clinic. The service was rated highly by the participants but was underpowered to show an effect on short-term risk of loss to […]

  • INVITATION: Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Constance Schultsz – 14 Sept

    August 31, 2017

    You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural lecture “The Next Generation” by Constance Schultsz, (Professor of Global Health, in particular emerging infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance) on Thursday 14 September (4pm) at the aula of the University of Amsterdam. “The emergence and spread of infectious diseases, including infections caused by bacteria resistant to antibiotics, are largely the result of human activities […]

  • Treatment decisions and mortality in HIV-positive presumptive smear-negative TB in the Xpert™ MTB/RIF era: a cohort study

    August 18, 2017

    The UNAIDS’ HIV this month contains abstracts or summaries of articles and reviews from scientific journals that are carefully filtered from a selection of close to 1000 articles and reviews over a period of one month. The article “Treatment decisions and mortality in HIV-positive presumptive smear-negative TB in the Xpert™ MTB/RIF era: a cohort study” by […]

  • De Pluim: Hiv-bestrijding Amsterdam ‘verdient het om toegejuicht te worden’

    August 17, 2017

    Zomerrubriek – Jaloerse blikken uit het buitenland; dít doen we goed In het onlangs uitgekomen UNAIDS-rapport, over de voortgang van de wereldwijde hiv- en aidsbestrijding, ontving Amsterdam een schouderklopje. De stad haalde als een van de eerste steden ter wereld de doelstellingen van de Verenigde Naties met betrekking tot hiv-bestrijding.

  • Amsterdam on the way to becoming an AIDS-free city

    July 20, 2017

    PRESS RELEASE Amsterdam on the way to becoming an AIDS-free city Amsterdam is one of the first European cities to call a halt to HIV and AIDS once and for all. According to the latest report published by UNAIDS on the eve of the international AIDS conference in Paris, Amsterdam has already reached the international UN […]

  • Prof. Peter Reiss, project leader of the Amsterdam H-TEAM interviewed by Het Parool

    July 20, 2017

    Prof. Peter Reiss, project leader of the Amsterdam H-TEAM was interviewed by Dutch newspaper Het Parool about the significantly lower numbers of HIV diagnoses in Amsterdam, the recently published UNAIDS report announcing Amsterdam as one of two cities in the world to have reached the international UN targets, and the ground-breaking work of the H-TEAM initiative […]

  • G20 Leaders’ Declaration: A Milestone for Strengthening Global Health

    July 13, 2017

    For the first time, the G20 leaders have jointly declared responsibility for global health, focusing on two broad areas: 1) Safeguarding against health crises and strengthening health systems; 2) antimicrobial resistance.  Below is a summary of the G20 leaders’ declaration: The G20: Emphasise the importance of universal health coverage (a goal adopted in the 2030 Agenda) […]

  • RISE research kicks off in Indonesia

    July 12, 2017

    AIGHD is proud to be a part of the RISE team in Indonesia! ‘Research on Improving Systems of Education’ (RISE) is aimed at conducting high-quality research to build evidence to enhance children’s learning levels throughout the world. RISE aims to gather and interpret data that will lead to education reform and improve learning outcomes on […]

  • Global coalition calls for urgent action by the G20 to address growing international health challenges

    July 3, 2017

    28th June 2017 Today, 33 leading Global Health organisations and members of National Parliaments have issued an open letter to G20 Heads of State, calling for them to increase the prioritisation of health by the G20, and establish the G20 as a permanent global health policy forum. The letter calls for Heads of State to […]