Month: April 2024

Hanumunthado et al, 2024. VacciNTS paper on Salmonella Vaccine Study in Oxford (SALVO trial)

Hanumunthado et al, 2024. VacciNTS paper on Salmonella Vaccine Study in Oxford (SALVO trial)

VacciNTS published a paper on a first-in-human study of a novel vaccine against invasive non-Typhi Salmonella Introduction Invasive non-typhoidal Salmonellosis (iNTS) is mainly caused by Salmonella enterica serovars Typhimurium and Enteritidis and is estimated to result in 77 500 deaths per year, disproportionately affecting children under 5 years of age in sub-Saharan Africa. Invasive non-typhoidal Salmonellae serovars are increasingly acquiring […]

Bieke Tack received the ISF/ESCMID 2024 Sepsis award

Bieke Tack received the ISF/ESCMID 2024 Sepsis award

Bieke Tack got honoured with the ISF/ESCMID* 2024 award for her work on sepsis, which was part of her PhD research on invasive non-Typhi Salmonella in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Thierry Calandra, ISF Immediate Past Chair and Secretary, handed over the award to Bieke at the ESCMID Global conference in Barcelona, where she […]

Marks et al., 2024. Incidence of typhoid fever in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, and Nigeria (the Severe Typhoid in Africa programme): a population-based study

Marks et al., 2024. Incidence of typhoid fever in Burkina Faso, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, and Nigeria (the Severe Typhoid in Africa programme): a population-based study

Read the latest paper by Florian Marks and Justin Im Background: Typhoid Fever remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in low-income settings. The Severe Typhoid in Africa programme was designed to address regional gaps in typhoid burden data and identify populations eligible for interventions using novel typhoid conjugate vaccines. Methods: A hybrid design, hospital-based […]

Meet Jens Cornelis, our PhD candidate working on the SIMBLE project and ENERGISE project.

Meet Jens Cornelis, our PhD candidate working on the SIMBLE project and ENERGISE project.

In August 2023, Jens Cornelis started his PhD at the Institute for Tropical Medicine in Antwerp (ITM) and Ghent University (UGent). Jens’ work will be part of both the SIMBLE project and the newly started ENERGISE project. During his PhD he will work mainly on the turbidimeter, a diagnostic device for detecting bloodstream infections developed […]

Blood culture cost survey in low- and middle-income countries – invitation to participate

Blood culture cost survey in low- and middle-income countries – invitation to participate

A survey on the cost of blood cultures in low- and middle-income countries is being conducted by The Unit of Tropical Bacteriology at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. We are contacting individuals working in health care settings in low- and middle-income countries to request their participation. The aim of this anonymous online survey is […]

Lompo et al., 2024. Knowledge, awareness, and risk practices related to bacterial contamination of antiseptics, disinfectants, and hand hygiene products among healthcare workers in sub-saharan Africa

Lompo et al., 2024. Knowledge, awareness, and risk practices related to bacterial contamination of antiseptics, disinfectants, and hand hygiene products among healthcare workers in sub-saharan Africa

Read the latest paper by Palpouguini Lompo Background: Antiseptics, disinfectants, and hand hygiene products can be contaminated with bacteria and cause healthcare-associated infections, which are underreported from low- and middle-income countries. To better understand the user-related risk factors, we conducted a knowledge, awareness, and practice survey among hospital staff in sub-Saharan Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, […]