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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...

Elena Marbán

Vaccinating Pregnant Women can Save Many Lives


[This article has been written by  Elena Marbán and P. Efrain Pantoja Bustillos on the occasion of World Immunization Week] Vaccines are one of the most effective prevention tools in public health today Vaccines are one of the most effective prevention tools in public...

Adelaida Sarukhan

The Yellow Fever Crisis in Brazil: an Alert Signal for Travellers


[Written for Big Vang (La Vanguardia) by Adelaida Sarukhan , PhD in immunology and scientific writer at ISGlobal, Jose Muñoz , ISGlobal researcher and Head of Tropical Medicine and International Health of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, and Natalia Rodríguez , ISGlobal researcher and...

Denise Naniche

What Are the Applications of Vaccines in Global Health in 2017?


At the end of May, the Master of Global Health  organized by ISGlobal and the University of Barcelona will host the 4th edition of Development and application of vaccines in global health . In this course, students and health professionals from around the world will join to learn...

Adelaida Sarukhan

Yellow Fever in Asia: a Ticking Time Bomb


[This article is written by Adelaida Sarukhan (ISGlobal) and Jose Muñoz (ISGlobal-Hospital Clínic)] In March 2016 the first ever cases of yellow fever were reported in Asia While worldwide attention was drawn during the first months of 2016 towards the Zika epidemics and the...

Adelaida Sarukhan

How to Scientifically Dismantle the 4 main Anti-Vaccine Arguments


The anti-vaccine movement gained momentum more than a decade ago with the publication of a study (with 12 children) showing an association between the MMR vaccine and autism. Since then, the paper has been retracted (and its senior author discredited) because of data manipulation, and a dozen...

Mª Teresa Aguado

Vaccines: Time to Focus on Innovation


The fact that vaccines have made it possible to protect the population against a series of diseases can give rise to the perception that the risk of vaccination outweighs the benefits The recent very sad case of a 6-year-old boy who contracted diphtheria and had not been vaccinated...

Azucena Bardají

Maternal Immunization: Protecting Mothers and Infants in Early Life

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Immunization

Maternal antibodies are however often suboptimal and consequently do not necessarily provide adequate protection to the infant Vaccines are among the most effective preventive tools available to date for reducing infectious diseases and their complications and sequelae. Maternal...

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:...

John Aponte

The Malaria Vaccine: a Giant Leap Forward for Science


A vaccine against malaria was, for many years, considered the holy grail of medical science. The challenge was to develop a vaccine against a parasite—an extremely complex organism capable of constant change—and that was something that had never been done before. Given the circumstances, the...

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