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Jeffrey V. Lazarus

Where and How do Communities Fit into People-Centred Health Systems?

Training & Education

“The science and practice of people-centred health systems.” This was the official theme of the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research , which took place in Cape Town, South Africa, in late 2014, and it resonated in all sorts of interesting ways with symposium participants....

Antoni Trilla

¿Es todavía posible controlar la epidemia de ébola en África Occidental?


Sí. La respuesta es un sí rotundo. La realidad, el cómo y el cuando, es algo más confusa. Las epidemias de enfermedad por virus del Ébola se han controlado con tres medidas básicas: 1) diagnóstico, aislamiento y tratamiento de los pacientes infectados; 2) reducción del riesgo de...

Rafael Vilasanjuan

Chagas, entre el silencio y el olvido

Chagas,Health Equity

A diferencia de la malaria o el dengue, el mal de Chagas es una enfermedad poco conocida. Sin embargo, se trata de una enfermedad mortal y es, además, una de las principales causas que impide el desarrollo rural y económico de amplias zonas rurales en Latinoamérica. El Chagas es una...

Enric Grau

A Few Buckets of Ice Cold Water

Communications,Training & Education

This summer, we were entertained with numerous videos of famous and not so famous people emptying buckets of ice cold water over their heads and challenging others to do the same in all kinds of situations ( #ALSIceBucketChallenge ). All of these people and this activity generated more...

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...

Leire Pajín

Spain is Not Free of Ebola


Forty-two days have elapsed since Teresa Romero’s recovery, and Spain has officially been declared Ebola-free. We read the announcement in the newspaper . But, the truth is that Ebola has not gone away. If this epidemic is not brought under control, Ebola could become the new AIDS. To...

Anna Lucas

Women and Children First?

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,#ObjectHealth

In many countries the hours and days close to the birth are the most dangerous for the lives of both the mother and her child and there is, therefore, little cause for celebration. Someone in your immediate circle has probably given birth to a baby in recent months. The happiness that...

Mª Teresa Aguado

Vaccines — A Powerful Tool We Must Treat With Care


Every year, immunisation saves over 2.5 million lives Vaccines have transformed our lives. They have made it possible for us to control and prevent many diseases. Every year, immunisation saves over 2.5 million lives. Incredible progress has been made, but there is still more to be done:...

Joaquim Gascon

Chagas Disease, a Paradigm for Health Inequity


One study estimates the annual global cost of Chagas disease at over 7 billion US dollars Chagas disease , caused by infection with the Trypanosoma cruzi ( T.cruzi ) parasite, originated in Latin America. If left untreated, the disease becomes chronic. An estimated 10 million people are...

Denise Naniche

Pediatric AIDS: A Neglected Disease

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,#ObjectHealth,HIV/Aids

Without antiretroviral treatment, up to 80% of HIV-infected children die before their 5th birthday Every day 500 children die of AIDS in the world, most of them in low-income countries of Africa and Asia. This may seem like a relatively small number next to the 4,000 adult deaths every day...

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