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Joaquim Gascon

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


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).   ...

Ebola Virus Epidemic in West África

  • Victoria Fumadó

    Ebola, a Disease That Kills, Destroys, and Devastates Poor Societies

    The first time I went to work in Sierra Leone was in 1991.What I witnessed as a paediatrician in Africa during that first visit far exceeded anything I might have expected. The country’s infant mortality rate at that time was estimated to be 257 per 1,000 live births; today that figure is 182.

  • Quique Bassat

    Ebola: the Song of Summer 2014

    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


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 cases...

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