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Hepatitis C: A case of inequity

Think Tank,Health Equity
  • David Hammerstein
    Think Tank,Health Equity

    Hepatitis C: ganan las patentes, pierden los pacientes

    Esta entrada ha sido escrita por David Hammerstein ( @DaHammerstein ), del Diálogo Transatlántico de Consumidores, en contestación al anuncio de compra de medicamentos contra la Hepatitis C...

  • David Hammerstein
    Health Equity

    People Living With Hepatitis C—Victims of Patents

    This post is being published simultaneously on the 3.500 Millones blog . It was written by David Hammerstein ( @DaHammerstein ) , who is a ...

Tom Cole-hunter

Citizen Science: One for Science and Science for All

Environmental Health Science is for everyone. While traditional forms of science require an education and expertise in a specific area, citizen science is the involvement of ordinary people with no necessary expertise helping to advance human knowledge. Citizen scientists, using collaborative technology such as...
Victoria Fumadó

Midwife Training: An Effective Tool for Reducing Maternal Mortality

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health Maternal mortality is a major problem and a cause of great concern: some 300,000 women die every year from complications related to pregnancy, childbirth or the postpartum period , and nearly all (98%) of these preventable deaths occur in Africa. A related problem is that of neonatal and infant...
Gonzalo Fanjul

The Gap

Think Tank,Health Equity,AID During the second half of 2007, one out of every three households in Burkina Faso was unable to cover the daily cost of food because of an upswing in prices that doubled the cost of basic products such as fish. In the same year in the United States, 62% of personal bankruptcies were reported to...
Anna Lucas

Mother and Child Health: Progress Slow and Still Inadequate

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health First, let's take a look at the statistics. Despite the progress made, millions of women and children are still suffering and dying every day due to easily preventable and treatable conditions. Every year 300,000 women still die during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period ...
Gisela Sanmartín

Are You a Scientist? 11 Points to Keep in Mind When Working With the Media

Communications 1. The journalist is your ally, not your enemy. Bring your research to the general public and help to enhance the understanding of science. Remember, most scientific research is funded by public money so we have a duty to communicate our findings.   2. Never underestimate...
César Velasco

Universal Access to Treatment for HIV

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Training & Education Humanity’s struggle against HIV/AIDS began 30 years ago. The ensuing efforts to control the epidemic have not only saved lives but also given hope to millions of people. In the early years, nobody expected that treatments would advance so much in such a short time, or that they would become...
Paula Peremiquel

Health: a Right or a Privilege?

Training & Education Today we continue to suffer the consequences of a financial crisis that crossed borders with a speed characteristic of an infectious disease—and a contagious one at that—as the result of the interdependence of states. It’s a crisis that arrived as we reached a peak in health and development...
Manolis Kogevinas

Health and the Environment: The Risks Are Real and We Can All Do Something About Them

Environmental Health Much of today’s discussion and research on health is focused on genetics, biotechnology and potential new therapies. These advances are important, but they do not address some of the basic issues related to the health of populations. Why are we seeing a steady increase in the incidence of...

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