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Anna Cusí

Hepatitis C: A Public Health Problem—Not Only in Spain

Policy & Global Development,Training & Education The recent statement by Spain’s Health Minister regarding the Government’s Strategic Plan for Hepatitis C has brought hope to a group of patients who have been fighting for a long time for the right to receive the new oral therapies for hepatitis which achieve high cure rates but are not...
Alberto García-basteiro

What Research Can Do to Stop Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis 2015. The last year before we draw the final balance for the Millennium Goals. The target of halting and reversing the spread of tuberculosis (TB) throughout the world—not such an ambitious target really—was achieved years ago. Even so, that is not really much cause for satisfaction. According...
Elodie Besnier

Access to Medicines within the Right to Health: Echoes from the 2015 OHCHR Social Forum

Policy & Global Development The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights just held the 2015 Social Forum , focused this year on access to medicines in the context of the right to health. Yet, the take-away you brought home from this 3-day-meeting clearly depends on who you are and above all, whose speech you...
Olimpia De La Rosa

Dealing With Malaria in Times of Ebola

Malaria,Ebola The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is having devastating consequences. To the direct effects of the epidemic —over 23,000 cases and more than 9000 deaths according to the World Health Organisation—we must add its economic and social effects and collateral effects on healthcare systems and health....
Clara Menéndez

Being a Woman at the Epicentre of an Ebola Epidemic

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Ebola [This post was written by Clara Menéndez & Anna Lucas , director and coordinator, respectively, os ISGlobal's Initiative of Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health] "Women’s role in West African communities has also placed them in the front line for possible contagion." The...
Gonzalo Fanjul

Hepatitis C Shouldn’t Become Another Ebola

Policy & Global Development,Health Equity Electoral pressure seems to have exerted its magical effect as the government announced during the state debate that all Hepatitis C (HCV) patients in our country will receive the new treatment in the next few weeks. The engagement has led to a soft loan to the autonomous communities (the “I...
Leire Pajín

Goal for Mesoamerica: Eliminate Malaria

Malaria,Policy & Global Development 52 of the 103 countries that had active malaria transmission in 2000 are on track to meet the target of reducing its incidence by 75% The year 2015 has arrived—the year which the United Nations, the international community and world heads of state set as the target for the Millennium...
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...

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