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Millenium Development Goals

Policy & Global Development
  • Amalia Navarro
    Policy & Global Development

    Looking Ahead

    On 1 July, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented the Millennium Development Goals Report 2013, the UN’s annual evaluation of the progress that has been made towards achieving the targets of the Millennium Development Goals.

  • Gonzalo Fanjul
    Policy & Global Development

    Have the Millennium Development Goals Served a Useful Purpose?

    Last week, the United Nations published its Millennium Development Goals (MDG) annual report on the progress that has been made towards the goals set by this roadmap to end poverty. As we know, there was plenty of good news, particularly about global health . In j...

Gonzalo Fanjul

Cervical Cancer Vaccine for Africa

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

During a recent stay in Mozambique—where I am working on a joint UNICEF – ISGlobal research project—I met some of the participants attending the Stop Cervical Cancer in Africa Conference , an annual event on the disease caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Under the leadership of the...

Michele Catanzaro

Science Journalism is fine, but let it be journalism, first


Science journalism has always been a form of public relations. This idea fell as a bombshell in the room where a group of journalists were discussing the frontier between science journalism and PR in the framework of the  World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ) , held from 24 to 28...

Tasa Robin Hood

Policy & Global Development
  • Vanessa López
    Policy & Global Development

    Financial Transaction Tax Receives Strong Support from the European Parliament

    The news we have been reading on the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) has changed radically in the past couple of weeks. The large sums of money spent on financial lobbying efforts to spread the word...

  • Laia Bertran
    Policy & Global Development

    Tobin Tax: We Need Robin Hood More Than Ever

    The financial transaction tax that Spain will apply in 2014 is a historical demand from civil society, ever since James Tobin conceived his famous tax back in the 1970s. The proposal that is being discussed at present is called the “Robin Hood Tax”. This name, coined by

Alberto García-basteiro

Health Cuts, a Risk for Controlled Diseases

The policy on budget cuts is threatening the existence of the Spanish National Health System as we know it.  To put it bluntly, cuts mean more disease and more premature deaths and they represent a significant risk in terms of diseases we thought were under control. Tuberculosis is a...

Xavier Lasauca

Web 2.0 Resources for Building the Online Reputation of Researchers


In an interesting article published in PLOS Biology ( An Introduction to Social Media for Scientists ), Holly Bik and Miriam Goldstein explain how scientists can harness the advantages of social media tools to increase the visibility and impact of their research, among other things. ...

Sara Yamaka

7 Things You'll Learn in the Master of Global Health (infographic)

Training & Education

The development of equitable and sustainable solutions for today’s global health challenges requires the work of many people, across borders and across fields of study. While biomedicine, health and life sciences continue to fuel advances, new strategies and interventions will also be grounded...

Nota: Las personas que integran ISGlobal persiguen ideas innovadoras con total independencia. Las opiniones expresadas en este blog son, por tanto, a título personal y no necesariamente reflejan el posicionamiento institucional.

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