Institute of Tropical Medicine(ITM), located in Antwerp (Belgium) is one of the world’s leading institutes for training, research and service delivery in the field of global health.
ITM’s Sexual and Reproductive Health research group is experienced in developing and implementing community-led and participatory sexual health promotion and prevention using participatory approaches, especially for migrants (e.g. HIV prevention for sub-Saharan African migrants in Flanders). The academic work is increasingly built on partnerships with affected communities and includes M&E of community-led prevention, peer outreach programs, and epidemic preparedness based on community engagement among ethnic minority groups. Our research ultimately aims at unpacking the intersecting barriers that reduce equitable access to general health care and the continuum of HIV services, regardless of minority and immigration status.