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Gonzalo Fanjul

Innovación farmacéutica: esto no es sano

Policy & Global Development

[Esta entrada se publica de forma conjunta en el blog 3.500 millones , del diario El País] Durante el mes de diciembre de 2014 el brote de ébola en África occidental había superado los 20.000 infectados y los 8.000 muertos, en una batalla peleada a partes iguales con recursos...

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 Since then, the paper has been retracted (and its senior author discredited) because of data manipulation, and a dozen...

Jose Muñoz

Ivermectin: A Drug Worthy of a Nobel Prize, but Inaccessible for Those Who Need It

Malaria,Policy & Global Development

The Japanese scientist Satoshi Omura has recently received the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his discovery of ivermectin more than 30 years ago. Invermectin is best known for its extraordinarily broad spectrum of activity against nematodes, the roundworms that cause a large...

Joan Tallada

Infographic: 7 Things You'll Learn in the Diploma of Global Health Fundamentals

Training & Education

The Diploma of Global Health Fundamentals is designed for professionals willing to acquire the essential understanding and skills to address health issues from a holistic approach. Since improving health and increasing both life expectancy and quality of life only partially depends on direct...

Anna Lucas

Adolescents Have Become Visible

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

Approximately 1.2 billion people on the planet today are adolescents, a population group evenly distributed by sex that currently represents 18% of the world's population. The vast majority of this age group (88%) live in low and middle income countries. Although every human being aged under...

Jeffrey V. Lazarus

Hepatitis and the Sustainable Development Goals: Time for an End Run

Policy & Global Development

[This blog was originally posted on BioMed Central’s blog network] Well it’s official. The governments of the world have committed to ending HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, but merely ‘combatting’ viral hepatitis. When the United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt...

Laia Bertran

Development Cooperation: Is Spain Going to Return to the Big Table?


In the midst of all the excitement generated by the approval of the Sustainable Development Goals , it is sad to note that the results of the summit would not have been changed an iota had the Spanish delegation chosen to stay at home. What makes this situation even more depressing, if that...

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