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Rudy Lukamba

A Maternity Ward during the Ebola Outbreak: My Experience as an Ebola Fighter

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Ebola What follows is an account of our experience at the Maternity of Saint Joseph Catholic hospital in Monrovia There are so many ways to become famous; unfortunately West Africa will mark human being history by being the area on Earth which experienced the worst Ebola outbreak. Ebola disease was...
Luz María Soto

Las parteras tradicionales en México: ¿enemigas acérrimas del sistema o pieza clave para la reducción de la mortalidad materna?

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health En estados en los que la mortalidad materna presenta cifras más elevadas la atención de parto institucionalizado disminuye a un 70% aproximadamente México es un país privilegiado de una diversidad natural y cultural que ha determinado en muchos sentidos el ejercicio del derecho a la salud de...
Andrew Dabalen

Are Opportunities Expanding for Children in Africa?

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Health Equity [This text was co-authored by Andrew Dabalen and Ambar Narayan, Lead Economists at the World Bank Group] The Do African Children Have an Equal Chance? report is about opportunities for children in 20 countries There’s a buzz about Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) these days.[i] Growth has...
Adelaida Sarukhan

What We Do and Don’t Know About the MERS Virus

Epidemiology MERS-CoV was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012 Over the past few decades, human activity has accelerated the proliferation of pathogens, the speed with which they mutate, and their capacity to adapt to new environments and hosts. In the past three decades alone, scientists have described...
Ana Revenga

When It Comes to Tackling Inequality, Start Early

Health Equity It seems that everyone is talking about inequality these days, and I, for one, am happy to see this issue at the forefront in the development discussion. We can look at inequality in a number of ways, which are not unrelated. One of the most visible types of inequality on the radar is...
Maria Ruperez

What Happens If Antiretroviral Therapy Starts to Fail?

HIV/Aids In one of the areas with the highest prevalence of HIV infection in the world (40% of the population in Manhiça), families and communities have been decimated by the epidemic It's 6.30 in the morning in Mozambique, and the waiting room of the pharmacy in the Manhiça health centre is already...
Clara Menéndez

A Major Project Aimed at Dramatically Reducing Infant Mortality

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health Less than 3% of the almost 7 million children under five years of age who die every year are seen before they die by a health care professional Most deaths in the world occur in places where the civil registry system for recording births and deaths is either deficient or nonexistent. As a...
Luis Gerardo Castillo

The Day I Made the Decision to Switch from Neurosurgery to Global Health

Training & Education,AID I was sixteen when I started my medical studies. For some reason, I was always the youngest student in the class throughout my whole academic career. The truth is that—while I sometimes found the environment to be challenging—my classmates tended to stick to well-trodden paths and did not get...
Amador Gómez

Child Undernutrition: an Ongoing Challenge

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health Undernutrition is responsible for one-third of all deaths among children under five years of age and continues to be a major challenge for public health . Hunger is a trap that mortgages the future of upcoming generations by eroding the growth and cognitive development of hundreds of millions...
Emily Miller

Ensuring the Voice: An Event to Encourage Global Health Collaboration

Training & Education The Global Health Next Generation Network serves as an example to strengthen communication and collaboration amongst global health professionals The global health landscape has experienced an unprecedented boom in actors dedicated to eradicating disparities and ensuring that everyone enjoys the...

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