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Elisabetta Salvo

How Can we Combat Abandonment of Antiretroviral Therapy Among HIV-Positive People in Africa?


[This post has been written by  Denise Naniche , Laura de la Fuente , Elisa López , Lucía Pastor  and  Elisabetta Salvo ] International collaboration and integrated efforts are essential Mozambique is a country with a particularly high HIV prevalence in adults...

Clara Pons

Is HIV a Poverty-Related Disease?


Is HIV infection associated with poverty? Are there other factors involved in this possible association? These are questions that exercise the minds of at least one person (and in reality many more) in the world today. Middle- and low-income regions are the areas hardest hit by the...

Adelaida Sarukhan

World Antibiotic Awareness Week: How do We Fight the Battle?

Antibiotic Resistance

ISGlobal has joined the World Antibiotic Awareness Week . Bacterial resistance to antimicrobial drugs is a serious problem that threatens our ability to treat infectious diseases and poses a serious risk to the progress made in global health in the past decades. Bacterial resistance to...

Raül Toran

¿Por qué divulgamos ciencia?


Los investigadores estamos convencidos que hay que acercar la ciencia a la sociedad . Esto lo podemos hacer mediante la comunicación científica -a través de notas de prensa, entrevistas con los medios de comunicación, etc.- y con actividades y proyectos de divulgación científica . Pero, ¿por...

Ana Requena

Against the Current: The Challenge of Including the Health Needs (and Rights) of Migrants in Health Care Strategies

Training & Education,Health Equity

Ana Requena, an ISGlobal Medical Research Fellow, is one of the coordinators of an upcoming intensive course organised by ISGlobal to be held on 25 and 26 November entitled Against the Current: Migration and Health in the Mediterranean (registration deadline 15 November)   ...

Javier Sancho

Chagas Disease: Those Who Sit in the Stands Also Play the Game


From her seat in the stands at Barcelona Football Club’s Mini Stadium, Lisbeth Salazar followed the movements of one player attentively. Sitting in the shade beside her partner Carlos, she had come to answer the call to play a match against Chagas disease . Owing to health problems,...

Diana Van Gent

Why Exposome is Challenging Research

Environmental Health

HELIX is one of the first two projects funded by the European Commission in 2012, launching the FP7 Exposome Research Programme to start mapping the exposome . The research is based on the recognition that major environmental hazards may lead to serious, chronic conditions with large ...

Clara Pons

International Day of the Girl Child: The Key Role of Adolescent Girls in the Development Agenda

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in el País-Planeta Futuro ] The recently published Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent’s Health (2016-2030) for the first time includes adolescents as a separate group, together with women and children....

Mario Negre

Let’s Take on Inequality Seriously, Seriously

Policy & Global Development

As we worked on a new World Bank flagship report that provides the latest and most accurate estimates on trends in global poverty and shared prosperity, it became apparent as to what we wanted for the title -  Poverty and Shared Prosperity 2016: Taking on Inequality . Because in our...


ISGlobal Shares Research and Knowledge with the General Public During the #OpenPRBB


[This post has been written by  Aleix Cabrera and  Raül Torán ] At least one day per year, science changes the lab coat for casual street clothes, and the pipettes, the test tubes and other instruments abandon the laboratories to reach curious onlookers and biomedical research...

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.

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