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Tim France

Widespread Artemisinin Resistance Could Wipe Out a Decade of Malaria Investment


Global malaria deaths have been halved in the past decade. Despite such progress, 584,000 people still lost their lives to the disease in 2013. Nine out of ten of those deaths were in Africa, and over three quarters occurred among children under 5 years of age (1) . Over 2 billion people are...

Anna Vilella

What Vaccinations Are Needed After Age 14?


About a month ago, I overheard a group of friends talking about an acquaintance who had been diagnosed with measles at age 37. “Have we been vaccinated?” wondered one of the friends. “Should we get vaccinated now?” asked another. Most adults don’t know—or don’t remember—whether they were...

Quique Bassat

What Do Children Die of in Manhiça?

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

I work as a paediatrician and clinical researcher in Manhiça, a village in the south of Mozambique, one of the world's poorest countries. In this region, one out of every ten children will die before their fifth birthday, and a woman is as much as 30 times more likely to lose her newborn child...

Pedro L. Alonso

Unavoidable Science For Malaria Eradication


It is not an advocacy statement to highlight the importance of Research and Development in the extraordinary successes against malaria during the last decade. It is a fact. The reduction by 45% of the malaria mortality rates since 2000 , the fell by almost 30% of the malaria incidence, and...

Joan Tallada

Diez libros sobre Salud Global y Cooperación Internacional

Training & Education,AID

¿Harta de que cada año te regalen el último Premio Planeta? ¿Hasta el gorro de que tu pareja te insinúe que no sabe qué libro comprarte para Sant Jordi? Aquí tienes un listado con mi top ten de novedades de rabiosa actualidad, clásicos perdurables y enfoques poco comunes. No dejes que...

Mª Jesus Pinazo

A Forgotten Disease, a Forgotten People


Bolivia is an amazing country. That was my first thought when in July 2009 I flew from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to my final destination, Cochabamba. I had come to know Bolivia years earlier through my patients at the Tropical Medicine Unit in the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona, but the ideas I...

Gonzalo Fanjul

Development Cooperation in Miniature

Policy & Global Development,AID

[This post was published simultaneously in the El País blog 3.500 millones .] In the midst of our usual litany of misfortunes, the OECD yesterday provided some positive news that is truly global in scope: in 2013, despite the wave of austerity measures introduced in donor...

Raül Toran

Leo Messi: Únete a la lucha contra la enfermedad de Chagas


Leo Messi, futbolista del FC Barcelona, protagoniza un vídeo en el que llama a destinar más recursos y medicamentos para luchar contra el mal de Chagas, una enfermedad silenciosa transmitida por un insecto que afecta a entre 6 y 8 millones de personas, principalmente en América Latina. El...

Mikel Martínez

¿Se puede frenar la expansión de los arbovirus?


Hoy se celebra el Día Mundial de la Salud. Bajo el lema “Pequeñas picaduras, grandes amenazas”, este año se centra en las enfermedades transmitidas por vectores. En medicina, los vectores (del latin vector, vectoris , ‘que conduce’), son aquellos agentes, en su mayoría insectos, que...

Tom Cole-hunter

Do We Need to 'Make More Noise' About Air Pollution and Health in Our Daily Environments?

Environmental Health

Individuals living in an urban environment are exposed simultaneously to fluctuating levels of traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) and noise. This is particularly the case for active transport mode users who are physically active in close proximity to traffic-related emissions. Current...

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