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Providing the most effective treatment to patients with multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) – that’s the goal of a recently launched research project. As the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent, TB kills more people than HIV and AIDS, according to the World Health Organization. Currently,...

The annual INTEREST Conference is already making history – and it’s still months away. A record 613 abstracts were submitted through the open call, a 60% increase from last year. The HIV-focused conference takes place May 14-17 and for the first time, Ghana is the host...

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...