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  • 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. https://www.volkskrant.nl/binnenland/de-pluim-hiv-bestrijding-amsterdam-verdient-het-om-toegejuicht-te-worden~a4511460/amp

  • 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 […]

  • OPEN LETTER TO THE G20 – Global Health Innovation and Sustainable Development

    July 3, 2017

    Dear G20 Leaders and Sherpas We are a group of like-minded organisations inspired by the German Government’s prioritisation of global health during its G20 Presidency. Formed by a core group* focused on highlighting the role of global health innovation in, for and by the G20, our inclusive coalition continues to grow and build on the […]

  • Vacature Management Assistant

    June 12, 2017

    Functieomvang: fulltime (40 uur per week) Sluitingsdatum: 28 Juni 2017 Het Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is op zoek naar een Management Assistant. Ben jij die professional, kritisch, altijd op zoek naar de beste oplossingen? Heb je gevoel voor humor en weet je zaken positief en voortvarend voor elkaar te krijgen? Stuur ons […]

  • Why the Netherlands should step up its global health ambitions

    May 31, 2017

    On 18 May 2017, the Dutch government representatives were invited to attend the G20 discussion on Global Health. In 2018, the Netherlands will host major international conferences on HIV-AIDS and tuberculosis. Frank Cobelens, Chairman of AIGHD’s Executive Board, contributed to this Clingendael report on Global Health which affirms the rationale for adopting global health as a […]

  • Vacancy: PhD Student: Zoonotic potential of Streptococcus suis

    May 18, 2017

    Full-time (40 hours per week) – based in Amsterdam Start date: Q3 2017 The position The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is seeking PhD Student. We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative candidate with a recent MSc degree in Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine or a related field in the life […]

  • Vacancy: Post-doc

    May 18, 2017

    Full-time (40 hours per week) – based in Amsterdam Start date: 1 August 2017 The position The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is seeking a Post-doc scientist. The Departments of Global Health-AIGHD and Medical Microbiology of the Academic Medical Center (AMC) closely collaborate in a research program on the zoonotic potential of […]

  • PRESS RELEASE: 11th Annual INTEREST WORKSHOP Comes to Lilongwe, Malawi

    May 16, 2017

    PRESS RELEASE: INTEREST WORKSHOP 2017 16 MAY 2017 For the first time, Malawi is hosting the annual INTEREST Workshop. The 11th edition of this HIV research event has a record breaking 568 people registered to attend. Over 200 abstracts were submitted for peer review. INTEREST 2017 participants are coming to Malawi from 38 different countries […]

  • Please share the Population Council’s ‘Share. Learn. Shape.’ survey

    May 2, 2017

    As you may know, the Population Council recently launched the Share. Learn. Shape. survey to better understand what women think about HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, and unintended pregnancy. Insights from the survey will help efforts to develop multi-purpose prevention technologies (MPTs). Please help us by sharing the Share. Learn. Shape. survey with your networks. Eligible participants […]

  • Dr. Mark Wainberg, Who Identified a Key AIDS Drug, Dies at 71

    April 18, 2017

    The New York Times remembers Dr Mark Wainberg.

  • Data Analysis Training, Nigeria

    April 13, 2017

    Anja van’t Hoog and Daniella Brals conducted a five-day training course (3-7 April) in Ilorin, Nigera. Twenty-eight public health resident doctors participated in the course which was kindly organised by Professor Tanimola M. Akande (College of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin). Course attendees learnt data analysis in RStudio along with an introduction to Kwara household survey […]

  • Sudden death of pioneering AIDS researcher, Professor Mark Wainberg

    April 13, 2017

    We are very much saddened to learn of the sudden death of our colleague and friend Professor Mark Wainberg who drowned off the Florida coast on Tuesday while on holiday with his family over Passover. Mark had been at the cutting edge of AIDS research since the start of the epidemic. In 1989, he discovered […]

  • Vacancy: Research Assistant

    April 11, 2017

    Minimum 16 hours per week – based in Amsterdam The position The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) (of which, the Amsterdam Institute for International Development forms an integral part) is seeking an inquisitive and results-driven Master’s student or recent graduate in the field of development economics to fill the role of Research Assistant. […]

  • Vacancy: Junior Epidemiologist 

    April 3, 2017

    Full-time (40 hours per week) – based in Amsterdam The position The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is seeking an inquisitive and results driven early‐career researcher in health sciences, to fill the position of Junior Epidemiologist. We offer you an international setting with a high‐pace that demands a flexible, assertive and creative […]

  • Renowned TB-researcher Prof. dr. Christoph Lange to deliver Spinoza Lecture

    March 13, 2017

    Renowned TB-researcher to deliver Spinoza Lecture Prof. dr. Christoph Lange will deliver the Spinoza lecture on Tuesday 14 March. The title of the lecture is “The return of the white plague: emergence of drug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe”. Controlling the tuberculosis epidemic is severely hampered by the rise in resistance against a large number of anti-tuberculosis drugs.  […]