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Rafael Vilasanjuan

Virus del Ébola: Del olvido a la amenaza

Ebola

Con el ébola, la teoría de que la ayuda al desarrollo es prescindible, especialmente si hay que recortar gastos, ha saltado por los aires A pesar de tener una mortalidad muy elevada, el virus del Ébola causaba hasta ahora pocas víctimas. Tan pocas y tan poco importantes para la comunidad...

Víctor Illanes

The Response to Ebola in Nigeria

Ebola

I participated in an intervention organised by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) that helped the Nigerian Ministry of Health to deal with the management of Ebola cases in two Nigerian cities When asked to write a post for this blog about my experience in Nigeria as part of a team responding to an...

Abby Radford

How Participatory Community Based Approaches and Technology Can Help to Improve Sexual Violence Responses

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Training & Education

Almost 1/3 women throughout the world will experience physical and/or sexual violence Sexual violence is a global health issue of epidemic proportions, which requires urgent action. Latest data reveals that almost 1/3 women throughout the world will experience physical and/or sexual violence,...

Alberto García-basteiro

Ebola Fever

Ebola

Clearly, quite a few people in the European Commission, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other United Nations agencies must have blushed at their organisation’s inaction and lack of response It is not clear whether a temperature of 38°C or 38.6°C indicates a fever high enough to...

Elisa Sicuri

What Went Wrong with IPTi?

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Training & Education

On the first clinical trial the Intermittent Treatment of Malaria in infants (IPTi) showed a protective efficacy of approximately 60%, thus, comparable to the one of a vaccine A few years ago, a large group of researchers from several biomedical centers around the world focused their...

Latifeh Dahmash

Health under Fire: When Ordinary Lives are Trapped within Extraordinary Circumstances

Policy & Global Development

The fight to protect the right to health of populations living within a state of conflict and armed struggle continues to challenge the capacity and stability of both local health care providers, and that of the global health community at large. Whilst there has been an increased and...

Gonzalo Fanjul

La investigación que cura las desigualdades

Policy & Global Development,AID

“Cuando se trata de enfermedades infecciosas, las desigualdades en salud se cobran millones de vidas”, dijo hace unos días Elisa López, investigadora en el Centro de Investigación en Salud de Manhiça (Mozambique) . Desde esta organización aliada de ISGlobal en la lucha contra las enfermedades...

Pedro L. Alonso

Working Towards the Elimination of Malaria in Mozambique

Malaria

If history has taught us anything it is that, in the long term, complete elimination is the only sustainable solution to the problem of malaria. Throughout the 20 th century, major advances in the fight against malaria were often followed by devastating epidemics and the reintroduction of the...

Antoni Plasència

A Global and Shared Responsibility

Health Equity,AID,Ebola

MSF workers assist a patient with possible symptoms of ebola. The number of people who died in the world’s poorest countries from malaria and tuberculosis on any given day in 2013 was greater than all those who have died from Ebola in the current epidemic. But neither of those...

Gonzalo Fanjul

Saltar sin red en la lucha contra el ébola

Epidemiology,Ebola

[Esta entrada ha sido publicada conjuntamente con el blog 3.500 millones ] A estas alturas son pocos los ciudadanos que ignoran de dónde procede el ébola y cómo se contagia. Lo que resulta más difícil de explicar es el modo en que una enfermedad que en cada uno de los cuatro brotes...

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