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Jose Muñoz

Chikungunya, a Virus Going Global

Epidemiology [This article has been written by  Jose Muñoz , Tropical Medicine specialist at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and ISGlobal researcher, and  Pau Rubio , responsible for Online Communications at ISGlobal]  Before turning up in Gandia, this wayfaring virus had...
Laia Ruiz

When Community Engagement in Clinical Trials is Real

Training & Education Many of the ethical principles so firmly defended today were missing just a couple of decades ago Every time I talk about Community Engagement (CE), I like to emphasize how ethics is a heterogeneous field that evolves in different ways at different times. Many of the ethical principles so...
Krijn Paaijmans

When Mosquitoes Laugh at Insecticides

Malaria Insecticide resistance is a rapidly growing threat to malaria control and elimination programs. Resistance to pyrethroids, which dominate both (1) the insecticide-treated bednet and (2) the indoor residual spraying markets, has been observed in all African countries. Hunting for...
Charles A. Ameh

Universal Health Coverage and Maternal and Newborn Health

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health As the ‘countdown’ to December 2015 draws closer, there is a renewed debate on how effectively the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have helped shape the agenda and the strategies  to improve health, reduce poverty and promote development. It could be argued that the...
Olivia Blanchard

“When you see so many kids with ulcers, you understand it is necessary to do all that can be done to end this epidemic”

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health This past winter, yaws was in the media spotlight in Spain after the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published a study which confirmed it is possible to eradicate this disease. The World Health Organisation plans to do it by 2020. The news, which hit the headlines in February, led to...
Joan Tallada

Infographic: 7 Things You'll Learn in the Master of Clinical Research - International Health Track

Training & Education The International Health Track of the ISGlobal - University of Barcelona Master of Clinical Research attracts a growing number of highly motivated students. Apart from acquiring sound technical skills and imaginative design capacities, our future investigators appreciate how health research...
Pau Rubio

Fenella Beynon: “The International Health Element Is Something a Lot of Other Masters don't Bring in”

Training & Education Fenella Beynon is a medical doctor from the UK. After working for four years in general hospital medicine in her country, she moved to Mexico, where she worked as a research assistant while she continued her medical work as a volunteer. By then, she had decided she wanted to focus her career on...
Adelaida Sarukhan

Zulfiqar Bhutta: “You Cannot Reach Global Targets without Reaching Everyone who Needs to Be Reached”

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health Dr. Zulfiqar Bhutta, Director of the  Center of Maternal and Child Health  at Aga Khan University and Professor at the  Hospital for Sick Children  of Toronto, gave the seventh Global Health Lecture on July 3 rd , at the CaixaForum in Barcelona. After the lecture, he kindly...
Mª Teresa Aguado

Vaccines: Time to Focus on Innovation

Immunization The fact that vaccines have made it possible to protect the population against a series of diseases can give rise to the perception that the risk of vaccination outweighs the benefits The recent very sad case of a 6-year-old boy who contracted diphtheria and had not been vaccinated triggered...
Khadija El Hajjaoui

Maternal and Child Health in Morocco

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health Morocco has made great strides on maternal and child health, but newborn mortality remains a challenge Since the 90s and especially during the last decade, Morocco has made significant improvement in terms of maternal and child health (MCH). Continuous efforts during two decades resulted in...

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