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Clara Ballesté

Welcoming the Winners of the Global Health Case Challenge 2016 on Antimicrobial Resistance

On 24th November we had the pleasure to meet the winner team of the “ Global Health Case Challenge 2016 on Antibiotic Resistance ”. This initiative results from the collaboration between the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, the EIT Health Campus programme, and...

Adelaida Sarukhan

A Year in Global Health

Epidemiology,Policy & Global Development

This has been an eventful year in global health. It has also been so for our institute, that enters a new phase with the merger of CREAL and the incorporation of research on non-communicable diseases and environment. The Zika virus [...] spread from Brazil to USA in less than one...

Patrícia De Llobet

Studying Population Exposure to Radiofrequency Energy Emitted by Mobile Communications Devices

Environmental Health

We want to establish the patterns of exposure of the human body to the radiation and ascertain to what degree RF may affect our health In recent years, we have witnessed the very rapid evolution of mobile communications. Just two decades ago, this technology was limited to a single...

Raül Toran

Citizen Science: Participating Actively to Generate New Knowledge

How can we more effectively bridge the gap between science and the public? How can we get ordinary people involved in some or all of the processes involved in research? At Barcelona’s third annual Citizen Science Day , held on 18 November at Pere Quart Civic Centre, we saw many examples...

Javier Sancho

For the First Time in History Citizens Can Help Eradicate an Infectious Disease


The exposed population comprises some 40 million people who live in the 13 countries Ordinary citizens, for the first time, have a unique opportunity to make a contribution to the eradication of an infectious disease from our planet. The disease is yaws , an infection for which...

Celine Aerts

Public-Private Partnerships to Tackle Neglected Tropical Diseases

Policy & Global Development,Training & Education

Pharmaceutical products for these diseases cannot be developed through the traditional ‘patent’ system Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) predominantly affect the world’s poorest populations . Accordingly, pharmaceutical products for these diseases cannot be developed...

Elisabetta Salvo

How Can we Combat Abandonment of Antiretroviral Therapy Among HIV-Positive People in Africa?


[This post has been written by  Denise Naniche , Laura de la Fuente , Elisa López , Lucía Pastor  and  Elisabetta Salvo ] International collaboration and integrated efforts are essential Mozambique is a country with a particularly high HIV prevalence in adults...

Clara Pons

Is HIV a Poverty-Related Disease?


Is HIV infection associated with poverty? Are there other factors involved in this possible association? These are questions that exercise the minds of at least one person (and in reality many more) in the world today. Middle- and low-income regions are the areas hardest hit by the...

Adelaida Sarukhan

What Do the Two First Autochthonous Cases of Crimea-Congo Haemorrhagic Fever in Spain Mean?


[This article has been written by  Adelaida Sarukhan , PhD in Immunology scientific writter at ISGlobal, and  Joaquim Gascon , Head of the International Health Service at Hospital Clínic and Director of the Chagas Initiative at ISGlobal, and published in Spanish in  El País -...

Krijn Paaijmans

Be Prepared: The Deadliest Animals on Our Planet Are Here to Stay


They are the most beautiful mosquito species we have: The Aedes family . Small, dark with bright white spots and stripes. But that is only beauty on the outside. In reality, these Aedes mosquitoes are tiny murder machines: They are the most deadly mosquito family on our planet , as they...

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