In August 2023, Immaculée Kahindo and Edmonde Bonebe from Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) travelled to Vanga and Kikwit with laboratory equipment and consumables as part of the DGD (Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid) funded multi-year programme between INRB and ITM. In Hôpital Evangélique C.B.CO-Vanga and in Centre Hospitalier Témoins de […]
Check out Palpouguini Lompo‘s important findings in his newest paper in Pathogens Antiseptics, disinfectants, and hand hygiene products can act as reservoirs of Gram-negative bacteria causing healthcare-associated infections. This problem is rarely documented in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. In a cross-sectional survey, we assessed the bacterial contamination of antiseptics, disinfectants, and […]
Wim Cuypers published this interesting paper in Nature Communications! Antimicrobial resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Concord (S. Concord) is known to cause severe gastrointestinal and bloodstream infections in patients from Ethiopia and Ethiopian adoptees, and occasional records exist of S. Concord linked to other countries. The evolution and geographical distribution of S. Concord remained unclear. Here, […]
Check out this interview with Idzi if you are Dutch speaking here
Bieke Tack visited the team at the Kisantu Hospital, DRC, to close our 3 clinical studies (HIT BSI, DeNTS & TreNTS), run between February 2021 and July 2022. Applause for & big thanks to the on-site study team for their dedicated & hard work to collect data from 2738 children!
After 3 weeks at sea and 2 weeks in the port of Cotonou, our production container arrived at its final destination. Our partner in Benin, Centre National Hospitalier et Universitaire de Pneumo-Phtisiologie (CNHU-PPC), is currently finalising the surrounding constructions works, after which we can start production soon. By the end of September, the ITM project […]
The container of the SIMBLE project is ready to be shipped to Benin. This container will serve as a production facility for culture media to supply bacteriology labs.
Together with our partners from the Instituto Nacional de Saúde (INS) in Mozambique and the Hospital Geral de Mavalane, Maputo, Mozambique, and the Ministry of Health Mozambique we have organized a workshop to investigate a hospital infection outbreak using a skillslab im June 2022.
Is there more AMR in patients in the hospital than in the community? Our latest article suggests, that this is the case. We think that this might be due to the selection pressure on the bacteria caused by the antibiotics patients are taking. We used urine cultures of pregnant women in rural Burkina Faso as […]