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Scientific Event

Registration until February 20th

This meeting has developed into a scientific event that is respected beyond the borders of Germany, where both clinicians and non-clinical natural scientists present their results on current malaria research. We are looking forward meeting you at BNITM.

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Research Highlight

First scientific study on snakebites in Malawi

Snakebite envenoming is the only non-infectious neglected tropical disease. In many cases, there is a lack of data on both incidence and knowledge of local health care workers. The first study on snakebite envenoming in Malawi fills a gap in this respect. It was recently published in the journal PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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Neglected tropical diseases at a glance

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised 20 infectious diseases and snakebite poisoning as Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). These include diseases caused by worms, protozoa, bacteria or viruses. We have compiled questions and answers for you on our new FAQ page.

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Picture of the entrance of the Hamburg City Hall with the Ukrainian flag with link to BNITM's solidarity statement.

Showing solidarity with Ukraine

Our thoughts are with our cooperation partners and friends in Ukraine, who are currently enduring great suffering.

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Research Highlights

First scientific study on snakebites in Malawi provides important epidemiological data

When it comes to snakebites, three things count: speed, well-trained medical staff and an effective antivenom. The first study on snakebite…

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Press releases

Cell compartments as niches for survival of infectious agents in the body

Hamburg, 20.01.2023 – The diverse strategies of infectious pathogens to survive and multiply in the host and how we could use these…

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Professional Events
23.03. - 24.03.2023

Malaria Meeting 2023

Registration & Abstract submission open now! The Malaria Meeting has developed into a scientific event that is respected beyond the borders…

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Public Events

Forschen, Heilen, Lehren 2023

Einmal im Quartal stellt das Bernhard-Nocht-Institut für Tropenmedizin seine Arbeit der Öffentlichkeit vor. Gäste erhalten einen Überblick…

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