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Héctor Gómez

Arboviral Diseases, an Increasing Concern

Epidemiology,Training & Education The emergence of dengue as the most important arboviral disease in the world has created increasing concerns during the last decade due to a variety of factors: the costs for containing epidemics in endemic countries, the explosive demand for health services during outbreaks, the risks for...
Joaquim Gascon

"La enfermedad de Chagas ha supuesto un reto importante para la sanidad española"

Chagas Joaquim Gascon es Jefe de Sección de Medicina Tropical del Hospital Clínic de Barcelona, director de la Iniciativa de Chagas de ISGlobal y coordinador de NHEPACHA (Red Iberoamericana para el Desarrollo de Nuevas Herramientas para Pacientes con Enfermedad de Chagas).   ...
Quique Bassat

Ebola: the Song of Summer 2014

Epidemiology,Malaria While I have no desire to trivialize the subject of a disease with such devastating consequences as Ebola, it is hard to ignore the fact that the current outbreak of this deadly infection has become the media hit of the summer, just as mad cow disease and swine flu did before. Every so...
Kate Whitfield

MESA-Funded Projects Generating Preliminary Results: Feasibility and Potential Impact of Screening for Asymptomatic Malaria in Cambodia

Malaria Cambodia is moving towards eliminating malaria. According to the WHO World Malaria Report, less than 100 deaths were attributable to malaria in 2012 (World Malaria Report 2013).  Data from the Cambodia Malaria Surveys of 2004, 2007 and 2010 show that clustering of malaria...

Hepatitis C: A case of inequity

Think Tank,Health Equity
  • David Hammerstein
    Think Tank,Health Equity

    Hepatitis C: the Patents Win, the Patients Lose

    This post was written by David Hammerstein ( @DaHammerstein ), (@DaHammerstein) of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue in response to a recent announcement that the Spanish Government has a...

  • David Hammerstein
    Health Equity

    People Living With Hepatitis C—Victims of Patents

    This post is being published simultaneously on the 3.500 Millones blog . It was written by David Hammerstein ( @DaHammerstein ) , who is a ...

Tom Cole-hunter

Citizen Science: One for Science and Science for All

Environmental Health Science is for everyone. While traditional forms of science require an education and expertise in a specific area, citizen science is the involvement of ordinary people with no necessary expertise helping to advance human knowledge. Citizen scientists, using collaborative technology such as...
Victoria Fumadó

Midwife Training: An Effective Tool for Reducing Maternal Mortality

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health Maternal mortality is a major problem and a cause of great concern: some 300,000 women die every year from complications related to pregnancy, childbirth or the postpartum period , and nearly all (98%) of these preventable deaths occur in Africa. A related problem is that of neonatal and infant...
Gonzalo Fanjul

The Gap

Think Tank,Health Equity,AID During the second half of 2007, one out of every three households in Burkina Faso was unable to cover the daily cost of food because of an upswing in prices that doubled the cost of basic products such as fish. In the same year in the United States, 62% of personal bankruptcies were reported to...
Anna Lucas

Mother and Child Health: Progress Slow and Still Inadequate

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health First, let's take a look at the statistics. Despite the progress made, millions of women and children are still suffering and dying every day due to easily preventable and treatable conditions. Every year 300,000 women still die during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period ...

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