Nijmegen Institute for International Health (NIIH, UMC Nijmegen) is a multidisciplinary expertise centre for international health and tropical infectious diseases in which education, research and service are integrated activities, established in 1972.

The institute is part of the Nijmegen University Centre for Infectious Diseases, one of the topcentres of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (RUNMC). Infectious diseases is one of the main activities of the RUNMC with focus on host defense, fungal infections and poverty-related diseases.

The Institute has a core of senior academic staff-members, each with several years of field experience in public health or tropical medicine. In addition junior staff is employed for specific projects.

The Institute maintains working relations with several groups within the Radboud University as well as with other Universities in the Netherlands (Maastricht, Leiden, Wageningen and Rotterdam). The Institute has established long-term working relations with specific institutes in Latin America, Africa and Asia.


 50 years Clinical Elective in Developing Countries


The clinical elective in developing countries will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with an international symposium on internationalization and the clinical medical education called "Future Doctors Worldwide". This symposium will be held at the Afrika Museum in Berg en Dal on October 6th (noon and early evening).


 “We will look back but we will also look to the future. Is this internship still of this time? Is it a win - win experience? What does the internship contribute on both our side and in the tropics? What do Dutch doctors learn elsewhere?


 You are cordially invited to celebrate this anniversary with us.


  Please save the date: Thursday October 6th, 2016!”




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