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Rafael Vilasanjuan

Health After the Millennium Development Goals

Policy & Global Development,AID None of the Millennium Development Goals will be achieved exactly as planned. However, we all want to include the issues we see as essential in the new framework of the Sustainable Development Goals As we approach the target date set at the end of the last century for achieving a series of...
Nina Wine

The Use of Data Sharing as a Means to Reduce Health Insurance Fraud

Policy & Global Development,Training & Education Fraud in healthcare has massive negative repercussions on all stakeholder involved. From individual policy holders and private companies to government health care schemes and health insurance companies, the losses can be devastating and the repercussions can be widespread. Yet despite an...

Lessons Learnt from the British Cooperation

  • Gonzalo Fanjul

    What Spain Should NOT Learn From the British Aid System

    Last week I wrote a

  • Gonzalo Fanjul
    Policy & Global Development,AID

    What Can Spain Learn from the British Aid System?

    Over the last two days, ISGlobal has been involved in a small experiment: we have travelled to London to learn about the British aid system. The group included five members of parliament from three different parties (we invited several of them – including Podemos – but only received a positive...

Lupe Sánchez

Cómo crear equipos de innovación en salud global

Training & Education Hace ya unos cuantos años, en una clase de ética del colegio en el que estudiaba, escuché que las empresas, las organizaciones, están al servicio de la sociedad. Admito que entre una mezcla de inocencia y utopía me creí esta idea como un hecho real.  De alguna manera esta idea forjó uno de...
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...

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