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Oriol Mitjà

Yaws: How to Eradicate a Disease Worldwide

Yaws

[This article has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro-El País ] Eradicating yaws is within our reach and the cost is very low It was in 2010 when I was in London finishing my specialist training in infectious diseases that an Australian friend—also a...

Javier Sancho

For the First Time in History Citizens Can Help Eradicate an Infectious Disease

Yaws

The exposed population comprises some 40 million people who live in the 13 countries Ordinary citizens, for the first time, have a unique opportunity to make a contribution to the eradication of an infectious disease from our planet. The disease is yaws , an infection for which...

Oriol Mitjà

Where There Is a Will There Is a Way: A Call on the United Nations to Accelerate Eradication of Yaws

Yaws

I had the opportunity to make an appeal to the different stakeholders that have a role to play in the eradication of yaws On 11 July, Where the Roads End , a documentary about the fight against yaws disease was screened at the United Nations headquarters (New York). During a...

El mensaje de unos niños al investigador Oriol Mitjà

Yaws
  • Pau Rubio
    Yaws

    La respuesta de Oriol Mitjà a la clase de Paula: "Os animo a que nunca cambiéis vuestra forma de ser y pensar"

    Hace unos días publicábamos un artículo que recogía los mensajes que unos niños...

  • Pau Rubio
    Yaws

    ¡Tú no eres una persona normal, ERES UN SUPERHÉROE!!! El mensaje de unos niños al investigador Oriol Mitjà

    TV3 emite este martes el documental ' Donde acaban los caminos ', que narra la historia del investigador de ISGlobal Oriol Mitjà y su lucha contra la enfermedad de pian desde la isla de Lihir (Papúa Nueva Guinea). Será a las 21.5...

Quique Bassat

Speeding Towards a World Without Yaws

Yaws

Yaws (also known as pian ) is one of those rare diseases never mentioned even once in the classrooms of medical schools in this country. As is often the case with tropical diseases, our neglect of yaws is disproportionate to the harm it causes. Worldwide, almost 80 million people are exposed...

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