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Hepatitis C: A case of inequity

Policy & Global Development,Health Equity
  • David Hammerstein
    Policy & Global Development,Health Equity

    Hepatitis C: the Patents Win, the Patients Lose

    This post was written by David Hammerstein ( @DaHammerstein ), (@DaHammerstein) of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue in response to a recent announcement that the Spanish Government has ag...

  • David Hammerstein
    Health Equity

    People Living With Hepatitis C—Victims of Patents

    This post is being published simultaneously on the 3.500 Millones blog . It was written by David Hammerstein ( @DaHammerstein ) , who is a m...

Tom Cole-hunter

Citizen Science: One for Science and Science for All

Environmental Health

Science is for everyone. While traditional forms of science require an education and expertise in a specific area, citizen science is the involvement of ordinary people with no necessary expertise helping to advance human knowledge. Citizen scientists, using collaborative technology such as...

Victoria Fumadó

Midwife Training: An Effective Tool for Reducing Maternal Mortality

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

Maternal mortality is a major problem and a cause of great concern: some 300,000 women die every year from complications related to pregnancy, childbirth or the postpartum period , and nearly all (98%) of these preventable deaths occur in Africa. A related problem is that of neonatal and...

Gonzalo Fanjul

The Gap

Policy & Global Development,Health Equity,AID

During the second half of 2007, one out of every three households in Burkina Faso was unable to cover the daily cost of food because of an upswing in prices that doubled the cost of basic products such as fish. In the same year in the United States, 62% of personal bankruptcies were reported...

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