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A blog about Global Health. An open space for discussing equitable access to health for everyone, everywhere.

Nota: Las personas que integran ISGlobal persiguen ideas innovadoras con total independencia. Las opiniones expresadas en este blog son, por tanto, a título personal y no necesariamente reflejan el posicionamiento institucional.

Adelaida Sarukhan

Yellow Fever in Asia: a Ticking Time Bomb


[This article is written by Adelaida Sarukhan (ISGlobal) and Jose Muñoz (ISGlobal-Hospital Clínic)] In March 2016 the first ever cases of yellow fever were reported in Asia While worldwide attention was drawn during the first months of 2016 towards the Zika epidemics and the...

Clara Menéndez

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the Time of Zika in Latin America and the Caribbean

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Zika

This article has been published originally in "Studies in Family Planning"  . By Ana Langer and Jacquelyn M. Cagliaand (director and associate director of Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA) and  Clara Menéndez , Director...

Krijn Paaijmans

Be Prepared: The Deadliest Animals on Our Planet Are Here to Stay


They are the most beautiful mosquito species we have: The Aedes family . Small, dark with bright white spots and stripes. But that is only beauty on the outside. In reality, these Aedes mosquitoes are tiny murder machines: They are the most deadly mosquito family on our planet , as they...

Oriol Mitjà

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

Lea Maitre

The Exposome: Understanding the Effect of the Environment on Our Health

Environmental Health

Since the 1980s, research on the origin of diseases has focused on the genetic component. If you search in  Pubmed  for “causes of diseases” you will find 764,469 publications relating it to “genetics” whereas only 74,055 for “exposures”. Research...

Clara Ballesté

Antibiotic Resistance. Ideas Worth Spreading in an Innovative Way

Antibiotic Resistance

I was lucky enough to give a talk at the TEDx Sant Cugat 2016 event (...) about  the resistance that many bacteria are developing to antibiotic drugs On 7 July last, I was lucky enough to take part in an experience that proved to be intense, challenging and enriching, and...

Sarah Hodin

Global Leaders in Maternal and Newborn Health: Dr. Emmanuel Ugwa (Nigeria)

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This entry has been published originally on the Maternal Health Task Force blog ] In July 2016, 35 global leaders in maternal newborn health gathered for the second annual Safe Mothers and Newborns Leadership Workshop (SMNLW) hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF),...

Gonzalo Fanjul

Should We Regret the SDGs?

Policy & Global Development

[This text was published simultaneously in Spanish the blog   3.500 Millones  of El País] After almost one year since the international community buried the Millenium Goals   and launched the   Sustainable Developmental Goals  (SDG), one may wonder if all...

Margarita Triguero

Contact With Natural Spaces Improves the Health of the Population

Environmental Health

The international community of professionals who work towards the recovery and creation of natural space—also called green infrastructure and ecosystem services—was agreeably surprised by Barcelona City Council’s adoption in 2014 of a strategy for urban green space called the ...

Anna Lucas

Gender Equality in the New Development Agenda

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

With some 6,000 participants, Women Deliver’s recent conference was the largest gathering on the health and rights of girls and women in the last decade With some 6,000 participants, Women Deliver ’s recent conference was the largest gathering on the health and rights of...

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