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Anna Lucas

7 Facts You Should Know About Maternal Health (infographic)

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

Improving maternal health is simple. It is only a matter of making the decision as a society that women’s lives are worth (saving). But achieving this vision involves facing challenges on many fronts and at a large scale: from changing beliefs and practices deeply entrenched in many societies,...

Silvie Huijben

The need for evidence-based resistance management strategies

Malaria,Antibiotic Resistance

We all assume that medical decisions are based on solid, indisputable scientific evidence. Yet, this is not always the case. Some medical dogmas are seen as a given truth, yet when in search for empirical evidence to back up such notions, there is none to be found . This is the case for...

Joan Tallada

El VIH como enfermedad de la riqueza

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

En homenaje a Ned Hayes (1956-2013) En contra de la percepción tradicional más extendida, la probabilidad de que una mujer africana adquiera el VIH no es inversamente proporcional a su estatus socio-económico (cuanto más pobre, más riesgo), sino al revés . Dos de las principales ...

Gabriel Boichat

Necesitamos una vacuna del Sida

Immunization

Hoy, 18 de mayo, es el Día Mundial de la Vacuna del Sida y hoy, como cada día del año, unas 7.000 personas adquirirán la infección del VIH . Por ello, dedicamos este día a insistir en la necesidad de contar con una vacuna que nos ayude a detener y erradicar la pandemia del Sida, además de...

Gonzalo Fanjul

Poor Europeans are Going Without Their Medicines

Policy & Global Development

Yesterday, with the ISGlobal team, I took part in a European Parliament seminar entitled Can EU Citizens Afford Their Medicines? hosted by the socialist MEP Alejandro Cercas. The question , which only a few years ago would have caused general raising of sceptical eyebrows among our...

María Roura

Determinantes de la utilización de los servicios de salud por parte de la población latinoamericana en Europa

Elaborar e implementar una agenda de investigación sobre los determinantes de la utilización de los servicios de salud por parte de la población latinoamericana en Europa permitirá cubrir brechas en el conocimiento e informar el desarrollo de políticas basadas en la evidencia científica. ...

José Miguel Cisneros

How to save 1 million € and reduce antibiotic resistance cases in one year

Antibiotic Resistance

Over the last decade, an exponential increase in bacterial resistance has been observed worldwide. No new antibacterial agents are expected to be on the market until 2018 at the earliest. Furthermore, the overall societal costs of antibiotic resistance were estimated to be 1.5 billion €/year...

Elisa Sicuri

The Economics of Disease Eradication

Malaria

[This entry has been written by Fabrizio Tediosi (Swiss TPH) and Elisa Sicuri (ISGlobal). Drs. Tediosi and Sicuri are Faculty members of the Science of Eradication: Malaria course.] In a context of renewed attention towards the eradication of communicable diseases and of...

Ned Hayes

Sant Jordi and the present-day Dragon Slayers

Epidemiology

Several days ago, in the still water of a ditch just south of Barcelona, a modern-day dragon emerged from her cocoon, her spindly legs balancing her metamorphosed shape precariously on the water’s surface.  It seems harsh, in the love-laced breezes of springtime, to say that this dragon...

Rafael Vilasanjuan

El corazón del Chagas

Chagas

Si la patria es el lugar donde uno se siente en casa, no hay duda que la capital del paraíso donde habita la Vinchuca, el insecto que transmite la enfermedad de Chagas, es Cochabamba. Desde ahí extiende su patria primero por los valles de Bolivia y luego por todo el continente. Dicen que esta...

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