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Mª Jesus Pinazo

A Forgotten Disease, a Forgotten People

Chagas Bolivia is an amazing country. That was my first thought when in July 2009 I flew from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to my final destination, Cochabamba. I had come to know Bolivia years earlier through my patients at the Tropical Medicine Unit in the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, but the ideas I had...
Gonzalo Fanjul

Development Cooperation in Miniature

Think Tank,AID [This post was published simultaneously in the El País blog 3.500 millones .] In the midst of our usual litany of misfortunes, the OECD yesterday provided some positive news that is truly global in scope: in 2013, despite the wave of austerity measures introduced in donor...
Raül Torán

Leo Messi: Únete a la lucha contra la enfermedad de Chagas

Chagas Leo Messi, futbolista del FC Barcelona, protagoniza un vídeo en el que llama a destinar más recursos y medicamentos para luchar contra el mal de Chagas, una enfermedad silenciosa transmitida por un insecto que afecta a entre 6 y 8 millones de personas, principalmente en América Latina. El...
Mikel Martínez

¿Se puede frenar la expansión de los arbovirus?

Epidemiology Hoy se celebra el Día Mundial de la Salud. Bajo el lema “Pequeñas picaduras, grandes amenazas”, este año se centra en las enfermedades transmitidas por vectores. En medicina, los vectores (del latin vector, vectoris , ‘que conduce’), son aquellos agentes, en su mayoría insectos, que...
Tom Cole-hunter

Do We Need to 'Make More Noise' About Air Pollution and Health in Our Daily Environments?

Environmental Health Individuals living in an urban environment are exposed simultaneously to fluctuating levels of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and noise. This is particularly the case for active transport mode users who are physically active in close proximity to traffic-related emissions. Current evidence...
Alberto García-basteiro

The Struggle Against Tuberculosis in Southern Mozambique

Tuberculosis [This entry is co-authored by doctors  Elisa López Varela and Alberto García-Basteiro , ISGlobal researchers at the Manhiça International Health Research Centre (Mozambique)] Dawn is breaking in the district of Manhiça, in southern Mozambique. The temperature will reach a...
Elisa López

Tuberculosis: It’s Time to End Child Mortality!

Tuberculosis [This entry is co-authored by doctors  Elisa López Varela and Alberto García-Basteiro , ISGlobal researchers at the Manhiça International Health Research Centre (Mozambique)] Shakira is malnourished, has tuberculosis (TB), and is infected with the human immunodeficiency virus...
Cristina Villanueva

Clean Water for Everyone?

Environmental Health The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were drawn up and ratified by all the members countries of the United Nations in 2000 as a roadmap towards improved quality of life for the population of developing countries. The ambitious objective of halving by 2015 the proportion of the population...
Pau Rubio

7 Ways Online Communication Can Help Your Scientific Career

Communications Technology is changing everything. It is changing the way research is done. It is changing the way science is disseminated. The times when researchers could live and work inside their labs and would only communicate their results via peer reviewed journals or, at best, through a press conference...
José Luis Puerta

¿Siguen vigentes el Banco Mundial, la OMS y las Naciones Unidas?

Think Tank,AID En los últimos 60 años han cambiado muchas cosas, tenemos Internet, la Guerra Fría empezó y terminó, hemos descubierto vacunas que han salvado la vida y evitado sufrimientos a miles de millones de individuos, podemos hacer trasplantes, nuestra esperanza de vida casi se ha multiplicado por dos,...

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