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A blog about Global Health. An open space for discussing equitable access to health for everyone, everywhere.

Meggie Mwoka

Let’s Talk About Private and Public Health Care

Training & Education,Health Equity

The discussion on the role of private health sector in low and middle income countries is often met with mixed feelings. Different paradigms on whether health is a public good versus a business underlie the discussions. The private health sector is undergoing massive growth...

Meggie Mwoka

Kenya’s Struggling Health System

Training & Education

Public healthcare workers in Kenya often work in conditions where they are overloaded and under resourced Six months ago the 100-day Kenyan doctors’ strike came to an end after the doctors’ union and government agreed to sign a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA)...

Irene Romero

Access to Health Innovation, Discussing Current and Future Solutions

Training & Education

What if you had to take the one medicine that keeps you alive and costs over $1000 a pill? Choosing your smartphone may be a matter of budget, newness, functionality or ‘what’s cool now’. You may have enough money to buy the latest smartphone with the latest...

Public-Private Partnerships in Global Health

Training & Education
  • Florence Gignac
    Training & Education

    Public-Private Partnership: A Useful Global Health Tool in 2017?

    [Florence Gignac is student at the ISGlobal-UB Master of Global Health ]

  • José Cerezo
    Training & Education

    Towards the Privatization of Global Health: Do we Need Coca-Cola to Fight Coca-Cola?

    [José Cerezo is student at the ISGlobal-UB Master of Global Health ]

Climent Casals-pascual

Lost in Translation... or How to Make Your Research Matter

Antibiotic Resistance,Training & Education

I would love to tell you what I do for a living. Not sure you’ll be interested, though; it’s been a while since biomedical research lost its glamour . Yes, we all make an effort to communicate what we do with our lives (professionally speaking, that is), hoping that someone will...

Enric Grau

Hypercompetition in the Global Health Arena: Manage or Die

Policy & Global Development,Training & Education

Enric Grau , a non-profit management consultant with extensive experience in the global health sector, is the coordinator of the upcoming ISGlobal-UB course on Global Health Management (1-14 February) Between 2000 and 2010, global health funding —through development assistance...

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...

Ana Requena

Against the Current: The Challenge of Including the Health Needs (and Rights) of Migrants in Health Care Strategies

Training & Education,Health Equity

Ana Requena, an ISGlobal Medical Research Fellow, is one of the coordinators of an upcoming intensive course organised by ISGlobal to be held on 25 and 26 November entitled Against the Current: Migration and Health in the Mediterranean (registration deadline 15 November)   ...

Tatiana García-betancourt

Understanding Health Challenges in a Globalised World

Training & Education

I studied anthropology in Colombia and decided to become a researcher in a little-known branch of the field known as medical anthropology . I work for a research centre in Colombia that studies the health dynamics of different populations in the country. My job is to try to identify the...

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