Vall d’Hebron University Hospital,
Barcelona (Spain)

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Tropical Medicine & International Health Unit

Postal address: Passeig de la Vall d’Hebron, 119, 129, 08035 Barcelona, Spain


Site coordinator

Israel Molina

Israel Molina Romero


Tel.: +34-932-746-251

Site members


Maria Espiau Guarner



Fernando Salvador Vélez


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Núria Serre Delcor



Inés Oliveira Souto


Type of Institution

  • Travel clinic
  • Outpatients department
  • Inpatient department
  • Research department


  • Pre-travel services
  • Post-travel outpatients services
  • Inpatient care

Special services

  • Migration medicine
  • Consultations for international companies
  • High altitude medical couselling

In-house facilities

  • Laboratory
    • Haematology
    • Chemistry
    • Parasitology
    • Virology
    • Serology
  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray
  • MRI


  • RICET network (Red de Investigación colaborativa para la invesitgación en Enfermedades Tropicales)
  • REDIVI network (Red de Vigilancia Epidemiológica en Infecciones por Inmigrantes y Viajeros)
  • Berenice consortium for Chagas disease treatment (FP7)

Current research

  • Chagas disease: Development of new drugs. Evaluation of biomarkers for cure and progression. Clinical studies in order to improve the assessment of visceral involvement. Molecular biology applied to diagnosis.
  • Helminths: Clinical and laboratory approach to eosinophilia. Clinical and epidemiological studies on schistosomiasis.
  • Malaria: Clinical and epidemiological studies. Clinical trials on new antimalarial drugs.
  • Tuberculosis: New diagnostic approaches of latent tuberculosis infection based on IGRAs among migrant populations. Usefulness of gene detection (GenXpert) for the clinical management of MDR tuberculosis in high prevalence settings. Study of the prevalence of MDR tuberculosis strains in a rural area of Angola.
  • Migrants: Screening programs on newly arrived immigrants. Qualitative studies on health determinants.

Future research interests

  • Travel medicine
  • Chagas disease
  • Clinical trials
  • Tuberculosis
  • Schistosomiasis
  • Eosinophilic syndrome
  • Immigrant screening