Discoveries, Innovative Methods and Interdisciplinary Research: Boas van der Putten obtains his PhD at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Amsterdam

On 24 June, Boas van der Putten successfully defended his PhD entitled “Using genomics to understand the global spread of Escherichia coli and antimicrobial resistance”. Boas’ interest in antimicrobial-resistant E. coli began far before his PhD journey. While writing a literature thesis alongside his supervisor,…

Submit Abstracts for EECA INTERACT 2022

Calling all Researchers in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region! AIGHD and AFEW International are, once again, organizing the annual INTERACT workshop on 13-14 December 2022 in Riga, Latvia. The workshop will bring together scientists, clinicians, members of civil society, and government officials…

Vacancy: Business Development Support Officer

Business Development Support Officer Parttime or fulltime (32 – 40 hours per week) – based in Amsterdam The position The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is seeking a Business Development Support Officer. We offer you an international setting with a high pace…



We conduct collaborative, interdisciplinary research on urgent themes in global health and development: antimicrobial drug resistance, chronic care & aging, the economics of human development, health markets, infectious disease elimination, and urbanization & health.


We develop and inspire the next generation of global health leaders at undergraduate, post-graduate and professional levels to shape a healthier and more prosperous future for all.


We accelerate progress on global health and development objectives by sharing knowledge and insights with global agencies, governments, NGOs, and the scientific community.




Mobilizing social sciences against infectious threats.

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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