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Tania Martínez

CITI-SENSE: Do You Want to Know about the Air You Breathe?

Environmental Health Environmental pollution, particularly of the air, is nowadays a major problem that unknowingly affects our lives in the cities. The CITI-SENSE project , led in Barcelona by CREAL (Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology), believes it is important that citizens know of the air that...
Anna Lucas

Lancet Commentary Points Out Higher Risks for Women and Children in the Ebola Outbreak

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Ebola The Lancet published yesterday a commentary that describes the sociocultural and health-care factors that make women and children more vulnerable to the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. The paper is authored by Clara Menéndez, director of ISGlobal's Initiative of Maternal, Child and...
Gonzalo Fanjul

Is Ebola still a Problem in West Africa?

Ebola If we had to go by the decreasing number of searches for “Ebola” shown by Google Trends in Spain, anyone would think the crisis has come to an end. After all, the only thing leftover of the panic that spread like wildfire across our country for several months is the judicial process which, now...
Josep M. Antó

Reducing Energy Poverty Is Good for the Heart

Environmental Health,Health Equity [This text has been written by Xavier Basagaña and Josep Mª Antó, researchers at  Centro de Investigación en Epidemiología Ambiental (CREAL) , partner institution of ISGlobal.] Many headlines and articles have been written in the media over the past few months about the political...
Joan Tallada

Passing Does Not Mean Learning

Training & Education Out of the 16 cousins in my large and dysfunctional family, I am the only one who went to University. It is now water under the bridge, but you cannot imagine what the pressure was like at the time: the crossbred honor of the Tallada Martínez family depended entirely on my supposed ability to...
Jeffrey V. Lazarus

Where and How do Communities Fit into People-Centred Health Systems?

Training & Education “The science and practice of people-centred health systems.” This was the official theme of the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research , which took place in Cape Town, South Africa, in late 2014, and it resonated in all sorts of interesting ways with symposium participants....
Antoni Trilla

¿Es todavía posible controlar la epidemia de ébola en África Occidental?

Ebola Sí. La respuesta es un sí rotundo. La realidad, el cómo y el cuando, es algo más confusa. Las epidemias de enfermedad por virus del Ébola se han controlado con tres medidas básicas: 1) diagnóstico, aislamiento y tratamiento de los pacientes infectados; 2) reducción del riesgo de...
Rafael Vilasanjuan

Chagas, entre el silencio y el olvido

Chagas,Health Equity A diferencia de la malaria o el dengue, el mal de Chagas es una enfermedad poco conocida. Sin embargo, se trata de una enfermedad mortal y es, además, una de las principales causas que impide el desarrollo rural y económico de amplias zonas rurales en Latinoamérica. El Chagas es una enfermedad...
Enric Grau

A Few Buckets of Ice Cold Water

Communications,Training & Education This summer, we were entertained with numerous videos of famous and not so famous people emptying buckets of ice cold water over their heads and challenging others to do the same in all kinds of situations ( #ALSIceBucketChallenge ). All of these people and this activity generated more discussion...
Gonzalo Fanjul

The Cooperation of the Future is Here

Policy & Global Development,AID,Ebola,#ObjectHealth Before the current crisis, there had been twenty-four outbreaks of Ebola in seven African countries since 1976. In these earlier outbreaks, the total number of cases never exceeded 500 and the highest number of deaths was 260 in one case. The idea of working on preventive and curative...

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