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Krijn Paaijmans

The mosquito –my 'femme fatale'

Malaria,Zika

Mosquitoes do have a beautiful side too. You just need to look closer at them On World Mosquito Day (August 20) , we can all read how deadly mosquitoes are. And yes, they are –by far– the number one killer , so I guess that is why they deserve their own special day. But...

Jose Muñoz

Small But Deadly: Tiny Vectors That Pose a Major Threat

Written by Jose Muñoz and Natalia Rodríguez (ISGlobal) The real problems are caused by much smaller animals: arthropods As specialists working in the field of tropical medicine, we see some very strange medical cases in our practice, including patients who have been attacked by...

Maria Carmen Fernandez

Why Vivax Malaria Represents a Serious Problem for Malaria Eradication

Malaria

In mid-2015, the World Health Organisation (WHO) adopted one of the most ambitious malaria eradication programmes ever, a strategy covering the period from 2016 to the end of 2030. The main objective of this programme is to eliminate malaria from 35 countries and to reduce the number of...

Gonzalo Fanjul

Spain’s Contribution to the Golden Era of Global Health

AID

[This is the second in a series of five posts written by Gonzalo Fanjul (ISGlobal) and published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro-El País that will analyse the concept of Virtuous Circles in Cooperation and its importance for the future of Spanish development aid. Using examples from different...

Gonzalo Fanjul

Cooperation and Knowledge: Where the Right Thing Is the Smart Thing

AID

[This is the first in a series of five posts written by Gonzalo Fanjul (ISGlobal) and Carlos Mataix (ITDUPM) and published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro-El País that will analyse the concept of Virtuous Circles in Cooperation and its importance for the future of Spanish development aid. Using...

Jeffrey Lazarus

Eliminating Viral Hepatitis: the Research–Policy Nexus

On 28 July, more than 150 countries will be marking World Hepatitis Day (...) to communicate the sense of urgency felt by those of us who are addressing viral hepatitis On 28 July, more than 150 countries will be marking World Hepatitis Day with a range of high-profile events. It is a...

Adelaida Sarukhan

How to Improve Health and Living Conditions of Populations in Case of a Nuclear Accident

Authors: Adelaida Sarukhan, Deborah Oughton, Thierry Schneider and Elisabeth Cardis on behalf of the SHAMISEN consortium. What to do – and what not to do – in case of a future nuclear accident? How to improve the health surveillance of affected populations without creating...

Carles Aranda

The Common House Mosquito: An Unwanted Companion in Our Lives

Culex pipiens is the common house mosquito—the one that tries to bite you at night and wakes you up with its dreadful buzzing Culex pipiens is the common house mosquito —the one that tries to bite you at night and wakes you up with its dreadful buzzing. The typical...

Rachel Lowe

Can Climate Forecasts Also Predict Disease Outbreaks?

Environmental Health

In a recent study, we used climate forecasts to predict the risk of a dengue epidemic Decision-makers in resource strained settings face the daunting task of budgeting for unforeseen emergencies at the start of each fiscal year. Advance warning of when disasters might strike , from...

Irene Romero

Access to Health Innovation, Discussing Current and Future Solutions

Training & Education

What if you had to take the one medicine that keeps you alive and costs over $1000 a pill? Choosing your smartphone may be a matter of budget, newness, functionality or ‘what’s cool now’. You may have enough money to buy the latest smartphone with the latest...

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