• Het Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is op zoek naar een secretaresse

    March 6, 2017

    Vacature: Secretaresse Omvang: fulltime (40 uur per week) Contract: bepaalde tijd (initieel 6 maanden) Het Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is op zoek naar een secretaresse. 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 […]

  • Delays and loss to follow-up before treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis following implementation of Xpert MTB/RIF in South Africa

    February 24, 2017

    South Africa diagnoses almost 20,000 patients with Rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis each year. A research team comprising Helen Cox (University of Cape Town), AIGHD researchers Anja van’t Hoog and Frank Cobelens, and other colleagues assessed the impact of the Xpert MTB/RIF test (a rapid test for tuberculosis and Rifampicin resistance) in reducing delays in treatment initiation and loss […]

  • AGEhIV Cohort Study has a new website!

    January 31, 2017

    The AGEhIV Cohort Study is a study focusing on differences in age-related diseases among people living with and without HIV. The study was initiated in 2010 at the HIV outpatient clinic of the Academic Medical Center and the Infectious Disease Research Department of the GGD in Amsterdam. At the website of the AGEhIV Cohort Study more […]

  • Success story: Science with and for society H2020 projects

    January 27, 2017

    ‘Success stories’ are written by the Network of National Contact Points for Science with and for Society in Horizon 2020 to showcase excellence in European research linked to Responsible Research and Innovation. Read more

  • 15 March 2017: TBnet symposium on drug-resistant tuberculosis in Europe

    January 26, 2017

    Wednesday 15 March, 09:00 – 17:00 hrs Amsterdam health and technology institute (ahti) Paasheuvelweg 25, Amsterdam Please register at Places are limited Click here to see the full program  

  • Constance Schultsz appointed Professor of Global Health

    January 25, 2017

    Dr C. Schultsz (1965) has been appointed professor of Global Health, in particular emerging infectious diseases and antibiotic resistance, at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA). Constance Schultsz conducts research into antimicrobial resistance and emerging infectious diseases. She focuses on bacterial infections which are transmitted from animals to humans, diagnostic and epidemiological research, […]

  • 14 February 2017 Global Health Symposium – Critical Care in Developing Countries

    January 23, 2017

    14:00 – 16:30 hrs Lecture Room 4 AMC / Meibergdreef 9 Amsterdam PROGRAM Chair Prof. N. Juffermans 14:00     Setting the scene Arjen Dondorp 14:10     Coma and Convulsions Study in Children; preliminary results Arthur Edridge 14:35     Discussion 14:40     AFRIM study; fluid management in malnourished children Job van Woensel 15:05     […]

  • Live streaming 19th Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine

    January 13, 2017

    For the first time the Bangkok International Symposium on HIV Medicine will be streamed live, starting January 18th. Click here for the introductory video.

  • Vetzucht nieuwe ramp voor Afrika

    January 9, 2017

    Arts-onderzoeker Steven van de Vijver deed in samenwerking met het Amsterdam Health & Technology Institute en het Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development onderzoek naar hart- en vaatziektes onder vijfduizend bewoners in de sloppenwijk Korogocho in Nairobi. Op vrijdag 6 januari wijdde Nieuwsuur een item aan obesitas en hypertensie in Afrika.  

  • INTEREST call for abstracts – deadline 24 February 2017

    December 7, 2016

    General Guidelines Abstracts should contain the following four components: – Background: a concise statement of the issue under investigation or a hypothesis; – Materials & Methods: the experimental methods used (including the statistical analyses employed); – Results: specific findings (promises such as “to be completed” or “to be presented” are not acceptable, including statistical analyses; […]

  • Radio interview Raph Hamers on HIV drug resistance in Africa

    October 31, 2016

    On October 12th, Raph Hamers was interviewed on national radio (VPRO Bureau Buitenland NPO Radio 1) on the emerging problem of HIV drug resistance in sub-Saharan Africa as a possible threat to the success of large-scale HIV treatment. He recently co-authored a research paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on emerging resistance to the widely […]

  • Hart- en vaatziekten in mensen met hiv: Incidentie, risicofactoren en preventie

    October 20, 2016

    Hart- en vaatziekten komen vaker voor bij hiv-positieve patiënten in vergelijking met de algemene bevolking. In dit artikel bespreken de auteurs factoren die een rol spelen bij het ontstaan van hart- en vaatziekten bij mensen met hiv. Daarnaast gaat men in op belangrijke pijlers in de preventie van hart- en vaatziekten in deze patiëntengroep. Link […]

  • Stichting HIV Monitoring newsletter

    October 3, 2016

    Link to SHM 2016 autumn newsletter

  • September 23, 2016 Global Health kick-off meeting

    September 6, 2016

    Leading Health & Life Science Research in Amsterdam Amsterdam Research brings together opinion leading academic research in the field of Health & Life Sciences developed in the Amsterdam region. In doing so – and on the authority of the two medical centers and the two universities – Amsterdam now has eight alliance research institutes, each […]

  • 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 ( 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. […]