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Camila González

A Day in the Fight Against Tropical Disease in Papua New Guinea


[This article has been published originally in Spanish in The Conversation] We live on the remote island of Lihir, in Papua New Guinea. We are a small team, just three or four people from the ISGlobal research centre in Barcelona We live on the remote island of Lihir in the...

Ariadna Curto

Professionals of Environmental Epidemiology and Exposure Science Celebrate Their Annual Appointment

Epidemiology,Environmental Health

Sunday 26th of August. We are in the heart of downtown Ottawa , Organizers received 1800 general abstract submissions and 400 symposium abstracts the Canadian capital city. Hundreds of scientists and practitioners from academia, government, industry, and non-governmental organizations start...

Meggie Mwoka

The African Convention Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) and the Health of The Continent

Training & Education

This year about 50 countries of the African Union signed the historic Africa Convention Free Trade Area This year about 50 countries of the African Union signed the historic  Africa Convention Free Trade Area agreement that paves the way for free movement of goods and services...

Mercy Opiyo

World Mosquito Day: Fighting the Bite with Pride


Malaria is transmitted by female mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. Photo: Krijn Paaijmans It all starts with a single bite of an infected female mosquito that results in mild, acute or chronic illness and/or eventually to loss of a human life Though...

Mohamed A. Kanu

A Public Health Perspective on Sierra Leone’s Monthly Cleaning Exercise

Training & Education

The newly elected president of Sierra Leone proclaimed an Executive Order instituting a monthly cleaning day in the country Let me start by giving thumbs-up to our newly elected president of the Republic of Sierra Leone , Julius Maada Bio . In 22 years, his campaign messages proved...

Xavier Basagaña

What Are the Health Risks of Heat Exposure and How Can We Avoid Them?

[This article has been published in "Espai Salut", by la Diputació de Barcelona] Heat certainly can have damaging health effects and, while there is no need to be alarmist, we should all be aware of the risks With the advent of hot weather, we begin to receive advice and...

Clara Menéndez

Vaccination, an Individual Right with Collective Consequences

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Immunization

[This article has been written by Clara Menéndez , Director of the Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health Initiative at ISGlobal, and Vicky Fumadó , Unit of Infectious and Imported Diseases. Pediatric Service. Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Déu. It has been published in Spanish in...

P. Efrain Pantoja Bustillos

Group B Streptococcus Awareness Month: Time to Join Efforts for an Effective and Affordable Vaccine

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This article has been written by  Percy Efrain Pantoja , Medical Research Fellow, and  Elena Marbán , Predoctoral Fellow] Worldwide, GBS is a major cause of death in the first months of life July is the international Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Awareness...

Wilma Zijlema

The EU Green Week: How Can We Inspire Cities to Be More Sustainable and Green?

Environmental Health

The EU Green Week: ISGlobal was invited to present about the health benefits of natural environments in the Barcelona How can we inspire cities to be more sustainable and green? The EU Green Week aimed to provide an answer to that question. The week’s theme was ‘ Green...

Mandella King

Living in the Real World: My Experience as a Physician Assistant to Conduct Research on Infectious Diseases in Liberia


I had a wonderful opportunity to apply as a candidate to the Training Programme in Diagnostics Research (TPDxR) , which was part of the joint ISGlobal, Liberia Medicines and Health products Regulatory Authority, NGO Juan Ciudad and Saint Joseph’s Catholic Hospital IGORCADIA project ....

Nota: Las personas que integran ISGlobal persiguen ideas innovadoras con total independencia. Las opiniones expresadas en este blog son, por tanto, a título personal y no necesariamente reflejan el posicionamiento institucional.

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