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  • Frank Cobelens, professor of Global Health

    September 2, 2016

    Prof. F.G.J. Cobelens (1959) has been appointed professor of Global Health at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA). Frank Cobelens is an epidemiologist specialised in infectious diseases, particularly in resource-poor countries. His research primarily centres on tuberculosis (TB), currently the world’s deadliest infectious disease. Besides TB, Cobelens will use his new chair to […]

  • 27 September 2016 Global Health Symposium – Refugee Care

    August 25, 2016

    By the end of 2015 65,3 million people left their homes in effort to flee war and violence. Never has the world faced this many refugees. The devastating situation in Syria, causing 4,9 million people to flee their country in search for a safer place is resulting in a major refugee crisis in European countries. […]

  • Dutch men and Latvian women tallest in world according to 100-year global height study

    July 26, 2016

    Dutch men and Latvian women are the tallest on the planet, according to the largest ever study of height around the world. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and using data from most countries in the world, tracked height among young adult men and women between 1914 and 2014. Among the findings, […]

  • The Kwara State Health Insurance program wins the 2016 FT/IFC Transformational Business Award for Achievement in Sustainable Development: Maternal & Infant Health

    June 15, 2016

    This was presented during an FT/IFC award ceremony in London on Thursday, 9th June 2016. The FT/IFC Transformational Business Awards are presented by the Financial Times (FT) and International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. These […]

  • Register now! Seminar Monday 20 June, Tuberculosis and HIV: clinical and epidemiological research in South Africa

    June 14, 2016

    This is to remind you of the following seminar on the occasion of the PhD defense of Andrew Kerkhoff, that AIGHD hosts together with the AMC Department of Tropical Medicine. Please register at the latest on Wednesday June 15 (secretariat@aighd.org). Kind regards, Prof. Frank Cobelens and Prof. Martin Grobusch SEMINAR Organized by the AMC Department of […]

  • Public defense of the thesis of Andrew Kerkhoff, 21 June at 12:00 hrs

    June 13, 2016

    INVITATION We are happy to invite you to attend the public defense by Andrew Kerkhoff of his thesis: Anaemia in Patients with HIV-associated tuberculosis in South Africa: Predictive/prognostic value, aetiologies and treatment Thuesday 21 June 2016 at 12.00 hours. Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, 1012 EZ Amsterdam    Promotores: Prof. dr. F.G.J. Cobelens (Universiteit van Amsterdam) Dr. […]

  • Nieuwsuur: H-TEAM in the spotlight, with Peter Reiss (in Dutch)

    June 8, 2016

    Hoe vind je in Nederland de laatste personen die hiv hebben maar het zelf niet weten? Het is essentieel om die paar duizend mensen snel te vinden, omdat ze de belangrijkste verspreiders zijn van het hiv-virus. Komende week is er in New York een VN-conferentie waar besproken wordt hoe je mensen met hiv zo snel mogelijk […]

  • Website H-TEAM live!

    June 3, 2016

    Joining forces for an HIV-free future Every year a thousand people still become infected with HIV in the Netherlands. With so many ways to prevent infection nowadays, this shouldn’t be happening anymore. By combining education, prevention, testing and treatment, we can stop the spread of HIV and keep people living with HIV in good health. […]

  • SOCIALAB video about the under-utilization of ANC testing

    June 2, 2016

    Laboratory screening tests which detect medical conditions that threaten maternal and child health, constitute an important component of antenatal care (ANC). The SOCIALAB program reveals that in Senegal, less than a 1/3 of pregnant women receive the complete set of 7 recommended ANC tests. Less than 1/5 of the medical conditions detected are appropriately treated, […]

  • Tomorrow at 12:00 hrs: public defense of the thesis of Sonia Boender

    May 19, 2016

    Please come and join us to attend the public defense by Sonia Boender of her thesis: Long-term effects of HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa: from access to quality. Friday 20 May at 12.00 hours. Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, 1012 EZ Amsterdam Promotores: Prof. dr. T.F. Rinke de Wit (Universiteit van Amsterdam) Prof. dr. M. Boele van Hensbroek (Universiteit […]

  • Carriëredag Gezondheidswetenschappen Amsterdam (Salus, VU)

    May 18, 2016

    TODAY at 14:00 hrs, Heleen Nelissen and Uloma Ogba are going to give a presentation about their study choices and how these fit in with the work they do at AIGHD and PharmAccess. We are also very happy with the help of Puck Pelzer, Kalina Heiter and Anna van Baar (fltr) during this day, and […]

  • Technology is bringing citizens closer to health issues

    May 11, 2016

    News from the SPARKS project – What is the impact of technology on healthcare and medicine? Cate Hankins, Deputy Director for Science at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) and Michiel Heidenrijk, Founder and Executive Director of the Amsterdam health & technology institute (ahti) share their views on this topic: https://lnkd.in/eYW25aJ

  • AMC magazine: Sparen in de sloppenwijk

    May 9, 2016

    The coming five years, no less than five professors will share the Joep Lange Chair. This Chair is initiated by the AMC and financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics, and Dr Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, are the […]

  • Public defense of the thesis of Michael Head, 17 May at 12:00 hrs

    May 4, 2016

    INVITATION We are happy to invite you to attend the public defense by Michael Head of his thesis: Research investments in global infectious diseases – a systematic analysis of the UK research portfolio Thursday 17 May at 12.00 hours. Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, 1012 EZ Amsterdam Promotor: Prof. dr. F.G.J. Cobelens (Universiteit van Amsterdam)   Copromotores: Prof. […]

  • The Africanists: A crisis is emerging in the fight against Aids

    May 2, 2016

    Koert Lindijer’s article in NRC Handelsblad/nrc.next, now translated in English. About the experience with failing antiretroviral therapy because of increasing resistance to the most commonly used antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. Which is confirmed in a study conducted in 36 countries between 1998 and 2015. Based on that research, the medical journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases (May […]

  • Public defense of the thesis of Sonia Boender, 20 May at 12:00 hrs

    April 28, 2016

    INVITATION We are happy to invite you to attend the public defense by Sonia Boender of her thesis: Long-term effects of HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa: from access to quality. Friday 20 May at 12.00 hours. Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, 1012 EZ Amsterdam Promotores: Prof. dr. T.F. Rinke de Wit (Universiteit van Amsterdam) Prof. dr. M. Boele […]

  • Raph Hamers and Peter Reiss on NPO 1

    April 25, 2016

    On April 22 Peter Reiss and Raph Hamers were interviewed by NPO1. “HIV resistance in Africa is no surprise”, says Reiss, “resistance should always be taken into account when prescribing HIV medication”. In areas where drugs come (too) late, patients take meds in a less disciplinary manner and where alternative medication is not (widely) available […]

  • Next week: 10th INTEREST Workshop

    April 25, 2016

    Next week the 10th, from 3 to 6 May,  INTEREST Workshop will take place. The abstracts of three of our researchers – Stefanie Kroeze, Ragna Boerma and Seth Inzaule – have been approved and will be presented at the multiple day conference in Yaoundé, Cameroon: “Tenofovir-containing first-line ART favorably reduce inflammation markers compared to thymidine analogue nucleoside reverse-transcriptase […]

  • NRC Handelsblad: Aidstherapy in Africa is in danger

    April 21, 2016

    AIGHD researcher Raph Hamers in the Dutch Press (NRC Handelsblad and nrc.next): Aidstherapy in Africa is in danger because of drug resistancy of the AIDS virus. Patients do not receive their drugs on time or lack a strict regime to take them. The occurence of a failing aidstherapy is being confirmed in a scientific study (with […]

  • Dr. Constance Schultsz in panel discussion about bacteria in the food chain

    April 18, 2016

    TOMORROW in De Rode Hoed: Dr. Constance Schultsz will take part in the panel discussion: “Bacteria as friends in the food chain” which is going to take place on Tuesdaynight 19 April, 20:00-22:00 hrs. For the seventh time in succession De Rode Hoed organizes this series of Farming- and Food dialogues, entitled: It’s the FOOD, […]