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Tatiana García-betancourt

Understanding Health Challenges in a Globalised World

Training & Education

I studied anthropology in Colombia and decided to become a researcher in a little-known branch of the field known as medical anthropology . I work for a research centre in Colombia that studies the health dynamics of different populations in the country. My job is to try to identify the...

Jaume Vidal

Los retos de la salud pública global en los próximos años a la luz de la 69ª Asamblea Mundial de Salud

Policy & Global Development

Entre el 22 y el 28 de mayo se celebró la 69ª edición de la Asamblea Mundial de la Salud (AMS) , principal órgano de deliberación y decisión de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) y escenario de discusión de referencia de la salud pública global . Con más de 3.500 asistentes entre...

Leonardo De La Torre

Chagas Disease: Celebrating a Victory over Fear and Misinformation

Chagas

The night before her first visit, Irene could not sleep: “What will they find? Do I have Chagas disease? Or HIV/AIDS? There are so many possibilities. And what about my daughters, my brothers, my sisters?"  'Spread the Word in the Fight Against Chagas' is an initiative to inform...

Raül Torán

La ciencia también se explica en los bares

Communications

Desde siempre, a las personas nos ha gustado contar y escuchar historias. Y una buena forma de hacerlo es estar en un ambiente distendido rodeado de científicos para hablar de diversos campos de la ciencia como la neurociencia, la química, la física y la astronomía, la biología humana y la...

El mensaje de unos niños al investigador Oriol Mitjà

Yaws
  • Pau Rubio
    Yaws

    La respuesta de Oriol Mitjà a la clase de Paula: "Os animo a que nunca cambiéis vuestra forma de ser y pensar"

    Hace unos días publicábamos un artículo que recogía los mensajes que unos niños...

  • Pau Rubio
    Yaws

    ¡Tú no eres una persona normal, ERES UN SUPERHÉROE!!! El mensaje de unos niños al investigador Oriol Mitjà

    TV3 emite este martes el documental ' Donde acaban los caminos ', que narra la historia del investigador de ISGlobal Oriol Mitjà y su lucha contra la enfermedad de pian desde la isla de Lihir (Papúa Nueva Guinea). Será a las 21.5...

Jordi Sunyer

World Environmental Day: Three Ways to Achieve Less Polluted Cities

Environmental Health

[This article is written by Jordi Sunyer and Mireia Gascon (CREAL-ISGlobal) and it has been published in Spanish in El País - Planeta Futuro ] Today, air pollution due to toxic agents is the most serious environmental health problem , locally and worldwide. In fact, with an...

Adelaida Sarukhan

Zika: Are There Good Reasons to Cancel the Olympic Games?

Zika

[This article is written by Adelaida Sarukhan (ISGlobal) and Jose Muñoz (ISGlobal-Hospital Clínic) and it has been published in Spanish in El País - Planeta Futuro ] Over the last few days, Zika has again become the focus of debate, regarding the risk of going ahead with the...

Elisabeth Cardis

New Data on the Possible Link Between Mobile Phone Radiations and Tumour Risk

Environmental Health

The first results of a long awaited and very important study, carried out by the US National Toxicology Programme (NTP) have just been made available, and the National Institutes for Health are planning to hold a briefing on the results. An important study found an increased risk of...

Irene Eleta

Science for All and All for Air Quality

Environmental Health

A cold March wind is bringing dark clouds to London. The menace of bad weather does not discourage Tina. It’s 10 am and she comes out with a ladder, a bag full of diffusion tubes to measure nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in the air , a notebook, and a map of the neighborhood of Somers Town. Other...

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