Center for International Health (CIH)

Welcome Message

Last week, the Teaching and Training Unit at the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine (LMU University Hospital) as part of the Center for International Health (CIH) warmly welcomed their new batch of Ph.D. students who started their program in Munich as well as new enthusiastic participants of the annual Diploma in Tropical Medicine and International Health. [more...]

A view to the inside: Blood-based biomarkers as a promising tool for early detection of incipient Tuberculosis in people living with HIV

Publication in eClinicalMedicine (The Lancet)

Findings of the LMU University Hospital Munich, the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) and the U.S. Military HIV Research Program in collaboration with the African Cohort Study (AFRICOS) Group suggest that blood-based biomarkers can often detect incipient Tuberculosis (TB) between six to twelve months earlier in people living with HIV before a sputum-based TB diagnosis is possible. The detection of TB disease activity within the body using sputum-independent biomarkers could provide a window of opportunity to identify active TB earlier. This would allow to directly start medical treatment and thus to prevent progression and transmission of the disease. The outcomes of this longitudinal study on TB have been published in the journal eClinicalMedicine by The Lancet. [more...]

UNITE4TB 2022 Annual Meeting in Munich

Project aims to accelerate the development of new TB drugs and regimens

Last week, 10-12 May 2022, members of the UNITE4TB Consortium gathered at the Munich Residence in Germany for the 2022 Annual Meeting. Hosted by the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine of the LMU University Hospital, this was the first full-Consortium face-to-face meeting since the launch of the project last year. [more...]

World TB Day 2022: Invest to End TB. Save Lives.

Each year on 24 March, World TB Day is commemorated to raise awareness of this devastating and deadly disease. [more...]

tropEd General Assembly October 2021

First hybrid General Assembly of the tropEd Network in Switzerland

In October, the last tropEd GA of 2021 took place in Switzerland as the first hybrid assembly. We had participants in person as well as online and were able to host a GA that allowed equal participation for all members. [more...]

COVID-19 New Year's Vaccination Opportunity

After the successful vaccination campaign with the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art in the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Division ofInfectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the LMU Hospital Munich offers another opportunity for vaccinations in the last week of December. [more...]

Spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Ethiopia is underestimated

The Journal “The Lancet Global Health” has published the results of a longitudinal cohort study on the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Ethiopia. In an Ethiopian-German research collaboration, the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the LMU University Hospital investigated blood samples of frontline healthcare workers and residents from urban and rural communities for antibodies. The results suggest that the true COVID-19 prevalence is much higher than previously reported official figures. Therefore, the research team recommends a realignment of the vaccination strategy for Africa. [more...]

Launch of UNITE4TB partnership marks a new era in Tuberculosis treatment development

The partnership will accelerate the development of new Tuberculosis (TB) drug regimens as part of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), a public-private European Research & Development Consortium

15 July 2021, Munich, Germany. To advance anti-tuberculosis (TB) science and enable the progression of new, safe, and affordable treatment solutions for TB patients worldwide, a new consortium of 30 partners from 13 countries has officially launched. The LMU University Hospital Munich and the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) take on a central role in this consortium named "Academia and industry united innovation and treatment for tuberculosis", or UNITE4TB for short. [more...]

Call “Humanitarian Aid Consultancy and Support”

The CIH - Center for International Health at LMU Munich has just opened a new call “Humanitarian Aid Consultancy and Support” for NGO projects working in the field of humanitarian aid and development cooperation, open until July 31, 2021. [more...]

A reliable institution for the Munich area: COVID-19 Testing Unit (CTU) at the Munich Tropical Institute closes at the end of March 2021

Over 10,000 PCR tests after one year of operation - Tropical Institute at LMU Hospital thanks all involved and local residents

Ein Jahr nach der Eröffnung durch die Stadt München und den Bayerischen Wissenschaftsminister Bernd Sibler als „Hilfe für Helferinnen und Helfer“, endet der Betrieb der COVID-19 Testing Unit (CTU) am Tropeninstitut des LMU Klinikums zum 26. März 2021. [more...]

World Tuberculosis Day 2021 – The clock is ticking: RaPaed-AIDA-TB project aims to tackle child mortality

Recruitment success lays foundation for new diagnostic tools and testing strategies to combat childhood tuberculosis

24th of March is World Tuberculosis Day. Every year, more than one million children fall ill with tuberculosis (TB) globally, and about a quarter of them die from the potentially preventable and curable disease. [more...]

Global health: practicing the language of tropical medicine

New edition of Clinical Cases in Tropical Medicine describes more than 100 clinical cases [more...]

Horizon2020 ORCHESTRA project

Connecting cohorts in Europe to rapidly inform public health and vaccine strategies on COVID-19

ORCHESTRA is a three-year international research project aimed at tackling the coronavirus pandemic, led by Prof. Evelina Tacconelli of the University of Verona and involving 26 partners (which extends to 37 partners when considering the wider network) from 15 countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Congo, France, Gabon, Germany, India, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Venezuela). [more...]

Bringing the locals onboard


A new study examines local perceptions of Chagas disease in a region where the infectious agent is endemic. The results underline the need to take social and cultural factors into account in campaigns designed to curb infectious diseases. [more...]

Dr. Camilla Rothe is on the 2020 TIME 100 list

With her discovery of asyptomatic infections, Dr. Camilla Rothe contributed to the fight against COVID-19 [more...]

SARS-CoV-2: Walk-through test station

Help for helpers during the COVID-19 pandemic

With its Walk-through Station, the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine offers test capacities for medical staff in acute care of COVID patients. [more...]

First World Chagas Disease Day

Let's make Chagas Disease visible now

On April 14, the global community commemorated the first World Chagas Disease Day. One of the aims is to raise the visibility and public awareness of people with Chagas Disease and the resources needed for the prevention, control or elimination of the disease. [more...]

TherVacB Projekt

Hope for Hepatitis B patients

New research project to cure hepatitis B patients under the European Horizon 2020 programme [more...]

Summary of the 5th Humanitarian Symposium Munich by the Center for International Health (CIH)

Getting involved – Prospects in the Humanitarian Aid Sector

The 5th Humanitarian Symposium on the 15th February 2020 with its rich and diverse programme has sparked excitement and inspiration in its audience. [more...]

Center for International Health (CIH) - News

CIH is member of the new "German Alliance for Global Health Research"

CIH is member of the "German Alliance for Global Health Research" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, which was opened on 1 February 2020. [more...]

Publication in New England Journal of Medicine on Coronavirus infections

Transmission of 2019-nCoV Infection from an Asymptomatic Contact in Germany

Case report by the Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine in Munich [more...]


New drug substance BTZ-043 is being tested on patients for the first time

A crucial step in the development of a promising new drug which has also proven to be effective against multidrug-resistant path-ogens in preclinical tests. [more...]

Munich wins global project on "One Health"

Center for International Health at the University Hospital of LMU Munich

Center for International Health (CIH) wins global project on "One Health" [more...]

Updated vaccination form available

Our updated vaccination form is now available [more...]