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A recent qualitative study identified factors that influence guideline compliance to the Dutch HIV treatment guidelines for laboratory testing in outpatient HIV care in the Netherlands. Evidence-based HIV care guidelines outline recommendations for health care providers to guide the clinical management of patients living with HIV....

Members of TBnet are starting 2019 full-steam ahead. The 650-member European network organization published an editorial in the European Respiratory Journal outlining ambitious goals to improve care and treatment for people with tuberculosis (TB). TB is the ninth leading cause of death worldwide and the leading...

The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development is pleased to share that prof. Peter Reiss has been nominated for Amsterdammer of the Year. Organized by the Amsterdammer of the Year Foundation, the annual award recognizes citizens who have made an outstanding contribution to the city...

In rural Malawi, money is constantly circulating. As soon as villagers get money in their hands, they quickly spend it, despite their extreme poverty. In her recently published ethnographic paper, Managing Meagre Means and Reciprocal Reputations: Women’s Everyday Survival Tactics in a Malawian Village, dr. Janneke...

A unique pilot project demonstrated remote monitoring in Sub-Saharan Africa may be an effective approach to helping patients better manage their high blood pressure. The OMRON Healthcare project piloted a care model in Nigeria where remote monitoring was implemented and tested for patients with high blood...

A comprehensive review on HIV drug resistance (HIVDR) in low and middle-income countries was recently published in The Lancet HIV. Antimicrobial drug resistance is an increasing problem with respect to treatment of common infectious diseases, including malaria, tuberculosis, bacterial infections and HIV. The most recent WHO progress...

It was a historical week for tuberculosis science, advocacy and research and it happened right here in the Netherlands. The Union World Conference on Lung Health was held in The Hague from October 24-27. More than 4,000 scientists, advocates, policy makers, health care providers and politicians...

The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health & Development (AIGHD) shares in celebrating a wonderful accomplishment by one of our PhD students: Dr. Zlata Tanovic successfully defended her thesis. The thesis defense ceremony took place on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at the Aula – VU University Amsterdam. A celebration...

Collaboration is the key to taking on the world’s deadliest infectious disease. That’s the approach of the new Amsterdam TuBerculosis Center (TBC), launched this week by the Amsterdam UMC. The Amsterdam TBC is a collaboration of senior scientists with expertise across the tuberculosis (TB) spectrum including experimental...