Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM)

Learn, know, do for a healthy world

The Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, Foundation of Public Utility, is one of the world’s leading institutions for education and research in tropical medicine (including AIDS), travel medicine and health care development in developing countries. 

ITM has 470 staff, many of which are highly specialised researchers and technicians. Yearly, an average of 500 scientists, medical doctors and nurses follow advanced courses at our institute; more than 100 international research ers are working on their PhD. Each year, the medical services perform  around 40.000 consultations. The trilingual website services more than 200 000 unique visitors a year.

ITM also carries out an extensive capacity building programme in developing   countries, and is part of a large network of institutions in Africa, South America and Asia. More than 75% of ITM’s publications appear in the top quarter of academic journals in its field.

ITM is  subsidised by the Belgian Ministries of Education, Research, Development Cooperation and Health, but majority of its activities are financed via project financing, own income  and private donations


Projects

1.2 Estimation of the risk of developing resistance to antileishmanial drugs

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Tres Cantos (Madrid), Spain - Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute (WTSI), Hinxton, United Kingdom - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, United Kingdom - Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium

1.5 Diagnostic mimotopes for antibody detection in visceral leishmaniasis

University of Gondar (GONDAR), Gondar, Ethiopia - Coris BioConcept (CORIS), Gembloux, Belgium - Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium

1.7 Access to care for leishmaniasis in Africa

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Geneva, Switzerland - Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Barcelona, Spain - Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium - University of Gadarif (UoG), Gadarif (Al Qadarif), Sudan

1.8 A Leishmania knowledge center to support health care professionals and patients

University of Gondar (GONDAR), Gondar, Ethiopia - Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium - BMD Software (BMD), Aveiro, Portugal

2.2 Development of a recombinant vaccine against canine leishmaniasis. From differential gene expression to the field

CZ Veterinaria S.A., O Porriño, Spain - London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, United Kingdom - Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Antwerp, Belgium - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Madrid, Spain