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.