World AIDS Day 2022: Prioritizing COVID vaccines for people living with HIV in Africa

Today, World AIDS Day 2022, we remember the 40 million people who lost their lives from HIV/AIDS over the past 40 years. We also celebrate successes with >75% of all 38.4 million HIV+ people on life-saving antiretroviral treatment, over 50% reduction of new infections and…

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2022: Preventing Antimicrobial Resistance Together

AIGHD is one of the leading research institutes focused on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) in the Netherlands. Our research in AMR spans around the globe across interdisciplinary fields. AMR is a global problem affecting many facets of our lives – from the water we drink to…

Detecting Multiple Diseases At Once: EU-Funded Didida Project Develops A Cost-Effective Mobile Based Solution In Africa

Last week, 2-3 November, AIGHD representatives Sujan Katuwal and Tobias Rinke de Wit participated in the official kick-off meeting in Nairobi, Kenya of ‘DI-DIDA’: Digital Innovations and Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases in Africa. AIGHD is a Consortium Member, providing scientific support to this 5-year project,…



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RapidProfiling SARS-CoV-2

Rapid diagnostic profiling of SARS-COV-2 in the context of Persistent Immune Activation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Secondary tuberculosis in lungs and close-up view of Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria, 3D illustration


Evaluating a new stool-based QPCR for diagnosis of Tuberculosis in children and people living with HIV