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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 Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD), Health[e]Foundation and the Amsterdam UMC are pleased to host a global health symposium focused on eliminating tuberculosis (TB), HIV and malaria transmission. Registration is free and now open. These major infectious diseases continue to be significant causes of ill health, despite global efforts...

Defining diseases is crucial to effectively treating, researching and monitoring them. Current definitions for tuberculosis are outdated and categorize people with the disease into two categories: dormant (also called latent) infection, meaning they do not have an active form of the disease, and active infection. In a...

Vacancy: Postdoctoral Researcher in mathematical modelling of the impact of host restriction on the transmission of bacteria Fulltime (40 hours per week) – based in Amsterdam The position The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD) is seeking to fill the position of postdoctoral researcher in mathematical modelling...

The Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development has a key role in a newly launched project focused on the social sciences. With support from the European Commission, the SoNAR-Global project will build a sustainable network to facilitate an active role for the social sciences in...

It is with great sadness that the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development shares news about the passing of our colleague Anna van Luijn. Anna was our counterpart at the Athena Institute and was responsible for coordinating many MPA internships that took (and continue to...

Pharmaceutical concentration in the world’s freshwater sources have reached the point of potentially causing damaging ecological effects, according to a study published today in Environmental Research Letters. Researchers on the study say levels of the antibiotic ciprofloxacin have increased significantly over the past 20 years and...