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Silvie Huijben

Malaria Elimination: What´s Evolutionary Biology Got To Do With It


Over the past decade we have witnessed great success in reducing malaria morbidity and mortality worldwide . Several countries are even reaching, or working hard towards the elimination of malaria. Much of the successes can be attributed to insecticide- and antimalarial-based interventions :...

Clara Pons

Day of the African Child: The First Month of Life Will Be the Most Dangerous

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This entry has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro-El País] Even today, 16,000 children around the world die every day before reaching their fifth birthday It seems logical to those of us who live in the Western world to say that children born in 2017 or in the past...

Gonzalo Fanjul

Passports Can Seriously Damage Your Health

Policy & Global Development

[This post has been published in Spanish on the blog 3.500 millones] We must anchor the fundamental rights of people who migrate to their status as human beings and citizens, not to the possession of a passport I take a practical stance: international migration is a fact, and...

Leonardo De La Torre

Co-creation, Collaboration, Community: The InSPIRES Kick-Off Meeting


Co-creation. Collaboration. Community . The words projected on the wall were big, and getting bigger. Innovation. Change . A few minutes earlier, we had been asked to think about the topic “Science Shops 2.0”. Work networks. Interactive, inclusive processes . Gradually, we...

Luis Izquierdo

The Fight Against Malaria. Chronicles From the Laboratory


Malaria is, without any doubt, the most significant parasitic disease in humans . Almost half of the world’s population lives at risk of infection in areas where the disease is endemic. According to recent data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), in 2015 there were over 200...

Selena Alonso

Damned Parasites!


Our project 'Damned parasites' was the most supported at the Fira de Recerca en Directe 2017 In 2015 alone, there were 211 million cases , which caused over 400,000 deaths —mainly among children under five years of age. We are talking about malaria , a disease caused by the ...

Natàlia Rodríguez

Ticks: Tiny Vectors, Big Problems

For some time, mosquitoes have been recognized as the most dangerous animal in the world, capable of transmitting diseases such as malaria, dengue or Zika, but with the first autochthonous case of Crimea Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) in our country, ticks have captured media...

Denise Naniche

What Are the Applications of Vaccines in Global Health in 2017?


At the end of May, the Master of Global Health  organized by ISGlobal and the University of Barcelona will host the 4th edition of Development and application of vaccines in global health . In this course, students and health professionals from around the world will join to learn...

Oriol Mitjà

Yaws: How to Eradicate a Disease Worldwide


[This article has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro-El País ] Eradicating yaws is within our reach and the cost is very low It was in 2010 when I was in London finishing my specialist training in infectious diseases that an Australian friend—also a...

Denise Naniche

Focusing on Males in the Sub-Saharan African HIV Epidemic: a Win-Win Solution for Men and Women


Why are women more likely to be infected and men more likely to die from HIV? In 2015, nearly 70% of the 37 million people infected with HIV were living in sub-Saharan Africa . Contrary to HIV infections in Europe, most HIV transmission occurs through heterosexual sex in Africa and the...

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