Certain plant lectins show anti-HIV activity in cell culture and may prove to be effective microbicides in blocking HIV infections

prof. dr. Van Damme Els

prof. dr. ir. Van Damme Patrick

Sustainable microfinance for development is promoted by a rural bank in Northern Togo which runs in collaboration with a Flemish NGO

30 Years ago, a cereal-bank/savings scheme (Dapaong, Northern Togo) brought together 450 people in 30 savings' groups. This research and development-initiated experience has now developed into a rural bank with several millions of euro of assets, 300 employees, and outreach to 60,000 customers. The initiative runs in collaboration with a Flemish NGO (Vredeseilanden).