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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...

Maribel Casas

Endocrine Disruptors—What Do They Disrupt?

Environmental Health

In recent years, we have seen news items, television documentaries and debates about endocrine disruptors and the potential health risks they pose . In spite of their difficult name, these chemical compounds are much more familiar to us than we think because they form an integral part of...

Kayla Mcgowan

Global Leaders in Maternal Newborn Health: Maria Fernandez Elorriaga (Mexico)

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This entry has been published originally on the Maternal Health Task Force blog ] In July 2016, global leaders gathered for the second annual  Safe Mothers and Newborns Leadership Workshop (SMNLW) hosted by the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) in partnership with the...

Jaume Ordi

Knowing the Causes of Death in Developing Countries: an Absolute Requirement to Reduce Mortality


[This article has been written by  Jaume Ordi , Research Professor at ISGlobal, and  published in Spanish in El Universal (México)] Knowing the most frequent pathologies that affect a population and the diseases that cause the most deaths is of utmost importance ...

Adelaida Sarukhan

What Do the Two First Autochthonous Cases of Crimea-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in Spain Mean?


[This article has been written by  Adelaida Sarukhan , PhD in Immunology scientific writter at ISGlobal, and  Joaquim Gascon , Head of the International Health Service at Hospital Clínic and Director of the Chagas Initiative at ISGlobal, and published in Spanish in  El País -...

Mireia Gascon

Blue Spaces: What Impact do Coasts and Rivers on Our Health?

Environmental Health

Europe has 91,000 km of coastline and more than half of its population lives within 50 km of the sea. Yet, whilst the average city-dweller resides just 2.5 km from a freshwater source such as a river, lake or canal, there has been little research into the health impacts of these...

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