Meet Prof. Kwasi Torpey: The New Scientific Chair of the 15th Annual INTEREST Conference

The INTEREST Conference, the premier scientific conference for HIV in Africa, was established by the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) founder, the late Joep Lange, and the late Dr. Charles Boucher of the Academic Medical Education. Both organizations continue to co-organize the…

Vacancy: Secretaresse

Vacature Secretaresse Parttime (16 uur per week) De functie Het Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) zoekt per direct een vrolijke collega die onze organisatie op secretarieel gebied kan ondersteunen. Wij bieden een interessante functie in secretariële ondersteuning in een internationale setting die…

World class African – European AIGHD-led consortium joins forces for revolutionary health technology to fight pediatric mortality

Every year, more than two million children in low-resource settings die due to substandard quality of care caused by constraints in healthcare systems. Shortage of staff and lack of adequate equipment lead to millions of children dying from conditions that are treatable at low costs….



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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