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Alberto García-basteiro

Cada 23 segundos, una muerte por tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

La tuberculosis mata en el mundo a una persona cada 23 segundos. Ese es el promedio de la enfermedad infecciosa que más mata, sólo por detrás del VIH. En ciertos países del África subsahariana como Mozambique, desde el cual escribo, cada vez hay más casos de tuberculosis a pesar de los...

Gabriel Boichat

Tuberculosis: las consecuencias de un fracaso colectivo

Tuberculosis

Este domingo es el Día Mundial de la Tuberculosis. Un día que nos recuerda la obligación de enmendar un fracaso colectivo. Después de convivir con la enfermedad miles de años, desde finales del siglo XIX los avances se sucedieron con rapidez. Tras identificar el bacilo de Koch, en 1921...

Oriol Mitjà

“If you can’t eradicate yaws, you can forget other diseases”

I landed on the remote island of Lihir in 2010 to be the only doctor for its population of 20,000 people. On one of my very first days working on this small island in Papua New Guinea I met Max, a seven-year-old boy whose body was covered with ulcers. “He has yaws,”  his mother told me,...

Joan Tallada

The Risks of Social Advancement (for Women)

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

The notion that poverty and disease are closely linked underlies almost every conversation about global health, and it has become axiomatic in the sector that both conditions form a part of what has often been described as a vicious circle. In fact, there is ample evidence that this...

Anna Lucas

No record, no progress?

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

A very accurately entitled article   stated back in 2007 that most people in the developing world are born and die without leaving a trace in any legal record or official statistic. That means being born without having an identity , living your life in places where the state makes no...

Denise Naniche

Is a functional cure for HIV infection possible?

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

HIV infection may be cured in two different ways: Treatment could eliminate all HIV from the body, or it could remove most of the HIV leaving some residual virus which would not cause disease. The latter is termed a “functional cure” and researchers presenting at the 20th Conference on...

Marcelo Abril

En España es posible tratar la enfermedad de Chagas

Chagas

Tras la crisis de producción del benznidazol que puso en vilo a las autoridades sanitarias y especialistas de todo el mundo en octubre de 2011, el Ministerio de la Salud argentino convocó a un conjunto de instituciones públicas y privadas para encomendarles la tarea de desarrollar el fármaco...

Alejandro Schijman

New diagnostic techniques for Chagas disease

Chagas

Although over 100 years have passed since its discovery, Chagas disease continues to be a serious poverty-related health problem and the main cause of myocarditis in endemic regions. The development of accurate diagnostic tools and indirect markers of treatment response are among the...

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