24 Apr

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

A survey on the cost of blood cultures in in low- and middle-income countries is being conducted by...

Events

24 Apr

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...

Publications

15 Mar

Doctor Fiorella Krapp López from Peru defended her PhD at ITM

Congratulations to the newly graduated doctor in Biomedical Sciences, Fiorella Krapp López. She defended her PhD last Friday,...

Events

12 Mar

Check out the “Filariasis months” (March-April 2024) by Idzi Potters!

March and April 2024 are Filariasis Months courtesy of Idzi Potters on parasitewonders.blogspot.com. Once a week, a new case...

People and projects

5 Mar

New versions of CLSI and EUCAST AST breakpoint tables (2024)

New versions of the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing (EUCAST) and the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute...

Resources

16 Feb

Hardy et al., 2024. Affordable blood culture systems from China: in vitro evaluation for use in resource-limited settings

Read the latest paper by Liselotte Hardy. This study evaluated the performance, usability, and interchangeability of Chinese blood...

Publications

24 Nov

Kalonji et al., 2023. Invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella from stool samples of healthy human carriers are genetically similar to blood culture isolates: a report from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

As part of her doctoral research, Lisette Mbuyi-Kalonji has published an article on the presence of non-typhoidal Salmonella...

Publications

26 Jan

How a medical center in Benin is helping the world in the battle against antibiotic resistance

Professor Dissou Affolabi, senior researcher at the Reference Laboratory for Mycobacteria in Cotonou, Benin, is part of the...

People and projects

26 Jan

Krapp et al., 2023. Prevalence of Antimicrobial Resistance in Gram-Negative Bacteria Bloodstream Infections in Peru and Associated Outcomes: VIRAPERU Study.

Fiorella Krapp has published a paper on the prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in Gram-negative bacteria isolated from bloodstream...

Publications

20 Dec

Launch of the ARCH International Training Programme funded by VLIR-UOS and DGD

The International Training Programme (ITP) on Antimicrobial Resistance Containment  in Hospital settings (ARCH) in West Africa, funded by...

People and projects

20 Dec

Four newly graduated PhD researchers in the Unit of Tropical Bacteriology, congratulations!

In December 2023, a big milestone was reached for four PhD researchers of the Unit of Tropical Bacteriology:...

Events

31 Aug

New blood culture surveillance sites started in DR Congo: two hospitals in Vanga and Kikwit!

In August 2023, Immaculée Kahindo and Edmonde Bonebe from Institut National de Recherche Biomédicale (INRB) travelled to Vanga...

People and projects

31 Aug

GLASS manual for antimicrobial resistance surveillance in common bacteria causing human infection

The "GLASS manual for antimicrobial resistance surveillance in common bacteria causing human infection" is out. This manual supersedes...

Resources

7 Jul

Growth of Gram-negative bacteria in antiseptics, disinfectants and hand hygiene products in two hospitals in West Africa

Check out Palpouguini Lompo's important findings in his newest paper in Pathogens  Antiseptics, disinfectants, and hand hygiene products...

Publications

14 Jun

Global genomic analysis of Salmonella Concord reveals lineages with high antimicrobial resistance in Ethiopia

Wim Cuypers published this interesting paper in Nature Communications! Antimicrobial resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Concord (S. Concord) is...

Publications

29 Aug

Can a worm nestle in your brain? “Parasites really are everywhere” radio interview with Idzi Potters (NL)

Check out this interview with Idzi if you are Dutch speaking  here  

People and projects

27 Jun

Prélèvement des hémocultures

We have French voice-over for our videos on the collection of blood for bloodcultures for adults and néonates,...

Resources

19 Jun

SIMBLE: Walk through blood culture bottle production process In Benin

This video takes you on a tour through the blood culture bottle production process put in place by...

People and projects

13 Jun

Delayed incubation of blood culture bottles – recommendations for preincubation temperature and time

Ideally, blood culture bottles are incubated as soon as possible after sampling. However, in many tropical settings, high...

Resources

13 Jun

Looking back at the AIM 2023

(AIM = Hospital-based Interventions to Contain Antibiotic Resistance in Low-resource Settings). An interview with Charlotte Grootaers (course coordinator)...

Events

1 Jun

SIMBLE team visits CHU-YO in Burkina Faso

On 20-23 March 2023, Liselotte Hardy and Barbara Barbé (ITM’s coordinating and principal investigator of the SIMBLE project)...

People and projects

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