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Meggie Mwoka

Democratic Republic of Congo Faces a New Ebola Outbreak


[This article has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro-El País] The global health community is still working on addressing and closing the gaps identified in the emergency response of the 2014/15 Ebola outbreak On the 8th of May 2018, the Government of the Democratic Republic...

Christine K. Tarr Attia

From Ebola to Hope: My Experience as a Nurse Learning to Conduct Trials on Infectious Diseases in Liberia


In April 2016, I was glad to have the opportunity to apply as a trainee in the SELeCT Project (Strengthening Laboratory Capacity at St. Joseph’s Catholic hospital for Clinical Trials) . As a trained Registered Nurse, I knew that my involvement with this project could make a great...

Adelaida Sarukhan

These Maps Explain Why Health is Global


[This article has been written by Adelaida Sarukhan, scientific writer at ISGlobal, with the collaboration of Eduard Martín-Borregón, and it has been published in Spanish in The Huffington Post ] There is no doubt: in an increasingly interdependent world, health has become a global...

Adelaida Sarukhan

ISGlobal’s Response over the Course of the Ebola Epidemic


The Ebola epidemic in West Africa was declared a public health emergency of international concern by the WHO in August 2014. Since then , ISGlobal has undertaken a series of actions with the aim of improving the preparedness and response to the disease at the national level, but also among...

Adelaida Sarukhan

Ebola. A Bitter Celebration


[This article is written by Adelaida Sarukhan, ISGlobal Communications Officer and Immunologist, and it has been published in Spanish in El País - Planeta Futuro ] Yesterday, March 17th, Sierra Leone was declared free of Ebola transmission, marking the end for the worst Ebola epidemic...

Rudy Lukamba

A Maternity Ward during the Ebola Outbreak: My Experience as an Ebola Fighter

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Ebola

What follows is an account of our experience at the Maternity of Saint Joseph Catholic hospital in Monrovia There are so many ways to become famous; unfortunately West Africa will mark human being history by being the area on Earth which experienced the worst Ebola outbreak. Ebola disease...

Victoria Fumadó

Sierra Leone: What Next?


The country’s economy has been crippled, hospitals, health centres and schools were closed down and only now—slowly, cautiously and with great respect—is an attempt being made to reopen some of them When you arrive in Sierra Leone, the first thing that strikes you is how social customs have...

Olimpia De La Rosa

Dealing With Malaria in Times of Ebola


The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is having devastating consequences. To the direct effects of the epidemic —over 23,000 cases and more than 9000 deaths according to the World Health Organisation—we must add its economic and social effects and collateral effects on healthcare systems and...

Clara Menéndez

Being a Woman at the Epicentre of an Ebola Epidemic

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Ebola

[This post was written by Clara Menéndez & Anna Lucas , director and coordinator, respectively, os ISGlobal's Initiative of Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health] "Women’s role in West African communities has also placed them in the front line for possible contagion." The...

Gonzalo Fanjul

The Cooperation of the Future is Here

Policy & Global Development,AID,Ebola,#ObjectHealth

Before the current crisis, there had been twenty-four outbreaks of Ebola in seven African countries since 1976. In these earlier outbreaks, the total number of cases never exceeded 500 and the highest number of deaths was 260 in one case. The idea of working on preventive and curative...

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