Tag: Benin

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

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 global effort to combat antibiotic resistance. In collaboration with the Belgian Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM) in Antwerp, professor Affolabi’s team studies bacterial infections and antibiotic resistance. They also install and train other diagnostic laboratories in Benin […]

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

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 the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UOS) and the Belgian Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid (DGD), was launched in September 2023 and will run until August 2026. This ITP is a collaboration between the KU Leuven (Leuven University, Belgium; […]

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

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: the public defense of their PhD thesis at KU Leuven. Congratulations to the newly graduated doctors in Biomedical Sciences: Dr. Palpouguini Lompo, Dr. Dadi Falay, Dr. Anne-Sophie Heroes and Dr. Bieke Tack! Read the picture captions to […]

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

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 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 […]