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Alberto García-basteiro

Ebola Fever

Ebola Clearly, quite a few people in the European Commission, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other United Nations agencies must have blushed at their organisation’s inaction and lack of response It is not clear whether a temperature of 38°C or 38.6°C indicates a fever high enough to...
Elisa Sicuri

What Went Wrong with IPTi?

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Training & Education On the first clinical trial the Intermittent Treatment of Malaria in infants (IPTi) showed a protective efficacy of approximately 60%, thus, comparable to the one of a vaccine A few years ago, a large group of researchers from several biomedical centers around the world focused their...
Latifeh Dahmash

Health under Fire: When Ordinary Lives are Trapped within Extraordinary Circumstances

Think Tank The fight to protect the right to health of populations living within a state of conflict and armed struggle continues to challenge the capacity and stability of both local health care providers, and that of the global health community at large. Whilst there has been an increased and...
Gonzalo Fanjul

La investigación que cura las desigualdades

Think Tank,AID “Cuando se trata de enfermedades infecciosas, las desigualdades en salud se cobran millones de vidas”, dijo hace unos días Elisa López, investigadora en el Centro de Investigación en Salud de Manhiça (Mozambique) . Desde esta organización aliada de ISGlobal en la lucha contra las enfermedades...
Pedro L. Alonso

Working Towards the Elimination of Malaria in Mozambique

Malaria If history has taught us anything it is that, in the long term, complete elimination is the only sustainable solution to the problem of malaria. Throughout the 20 th century, major advances in the fight against malaria were often followed by devastating epidemics and the reintroduction of the...
Antoni Plasència

A Global and Shared Responsibility

Health Equity,AID,Ebola MSF workers assist a patient with possible symptoms of ebola. The number of people who died in the world’s poorest countries from malaria and tuberculosis on any given day in 2013 was greater than all those who have died from Ebola in the current epidemic. But neither of those...
Anna Lucas

Ending Child Marriage: What Are We Waiting For?

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health An estimated one in three girls in developing countries are forced to marry before they turn 18. One in nine are under the age of 15. Around 700 million women alive today were victims of this practice. But how often do you hear about this issue and its implications in the media? Can you name...
Gonzalo Fanjul

Saltar sin red en la lucha contra el ébola

Epidemiology,Ebola [Esta entrada ha sido publicada conjuntamente con el blog 3.500 millones ] A estas alturas son pocos los ciudadanos que ignoran de dónde procede el ébola y cómo se contagia. Lo que resulta más difícil de explicar es el modo en que una enfermedad que en cada uno de los cuatro brotes...
Jordi Sunyer

The Air in Our Cities is Toxic

Environmental Health In March 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that urban and indoor air pollution kills more than 7 million people every year ; the figure for Europe alone is 230,000 deaths, compared to around 20,000 from road traffic accidents. The same report identified air pollution as the...
Mikel Martínez

Ebola Vaccines

Epidemiology,Ebola Viral infections have always had and still have a huge impact on human health. If we mention a couple of examples—smallpox and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)—the reader will identify HIV as representing a much greater health problem than smallpox. This is because smallpox—one of the most...

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