The polyclinic is part of our Department of Clinical Sciences, which houses academic units, medical units and laboratories. The polyclinic is the side of ITM the Belgian public undoubtedly knows best. In 2018 alone, 38,593 of travellers and people with HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were vaccinated and treated in our clinic. Additionally, our accredited reference laboratories for a range of pathogens support direct patient care and diagnostics for the travel clinic, the HIV/STI clinic and external hospitals and physicians.
ITM is also developing and carrying out clinical trials in developing countries for diseases such as malaria, tuberculosis and leishmaniasis and strengthens the clinical research capacity of partner institutions. In 2018, the Institute led 12 clinical trials for new drugs and diagnostics in developing countries.