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, […]
This video takes you on a tour through the blood culture bottle production process put in place by the SIMBLE project in Benin.
(AIM = Hospital-based Interventions to Contain Antibiotic Resistance in Low-resource Settings). An interview with Charlotte Grootaers (course coordinator) and Jemima Nyaboke (participant).
On 20-23 March 2023, Liselotte Hardy and Barbara Barbé (ITM’s coordinating and principal investigator of the SIMBLE project) visited the “Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Yalgado Ouédraogo” (CHU-YO) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Read more here: https://www.itg.be/en/health-stories/articles/simble-visit-chu-yo-burkina-faso
Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 13th Edition can be pre-ordered now, click here With a chapter in Section VIII on Reagents, Stains, and Media: Parasitology by Idzi Potters and Andrea J Linscott: https://clinmicronow.org/doi/10.1128/9781683670438.MCM.ch137
We teach Infection Prevention Control and Hand Hygiene as part of our course on Hospital-based Interventions to Contain Antibiotic Resistance in Low-resource Settings. Proud to be part of the WHO’s hand hygiene campaign! #CleanYourHands #HandHygiene #InfectionPrevention
Background Fixed-dose combinations (FDC) are medicine formulations that combine two or more ingredients in fixed ratios in a single dose form. Although advantageous in tuberculosis and malaria (efficacy, adherence, protection against resistance), only a few antibiotic FDC (FDC-AB) have been developed along full microbiological, pharmacological and clinical validation and safety studies. The World Health Organization […]
Study team describing the preparation, outcomes, benefits, difficulties and way forward after the studies they carried out in Kisantu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Speakers: Naomie Wasolua – Nurse research team (health interview + in-hospital follow-up) Dr. Daniel Vita – Local supervisor and medical director St. Luc Kisantu Hospital Dr. Jules Mbuyamba – […]