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Elena Villanueva

Access to Health Care: Leaving No One Behind

Policy & Global Development,Health Equity,AID

“There are two loaves. You eat two. I eat none. Average consumption: one loaf of bread per person.” Decades before they had even been envisaged, the poet Nicanor Parra highlighted in this short verse one of the key problems of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): when it comes to indicators,...

David Rojas

What Are the Public Health Implications of the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal?

Environmental Health

This week the world discovered that cars manufactured by Volkswagen (VW) and Audi have been violating emissions standards. In the USA, emissions are regulated by the Clean Air Act, a federal law designed to protect human health from the effects of airborne pollution coming from a wide variety...

James Grellier

Radiation and Cancer

Environmental Health

What is Radiation? Radiation is the way in which energy is propagated through a material medium or a vacuum in the form of particles or electromagnetic waves. We differentiate between types of radiation according to how much energy they transmit, the main distinction being between...

María Fernanda Escobar

Colombian Experience In Pursuit of MDG 5: Reducing Maternal Mortality

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This post was written jointly by María Fernanda Escobar , Edgar Iván Ortiz Lizcano and Germán Gallego Vega.  María Fernanda Escobar was one of the professionals selected to participate in the first edition of the workshop Safe Mothers & Newborns: A Leadership Workshop , which...

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