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Adelaida Sarukhan

A Year in Global Health: A Less Turbulent but More Worrisome 2017

Communications

The WHO elected its new leader: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the organisation’s first African director This was an important year for the global health community, since the WHO elected its new leader: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , the organisation’s first African director,...

Elena Marbán

What Has Happened With Zika?

Zika

I don’t know if I should rejoice at the fact that Zika is no longer news (...). This also means less attention – and less resources- I don’t know if I should rejoice at the fact that Zika is no longer news . On one hand, this media silence is due to the fact that,...

Beatriz Fiestas

Solidaridad contra las enfermedades infecciosas

Communications

En 1926, el poeta austrohúngaro Rainer Maria Rilke se infectó al pincharse con una rosa y acabó muriendo. Aún no existían los antibióticos, por lo que una simple infección podía derivar en lo peor. Y aunque pueda parecer que hoy estamos muy lejos de esas épocas, los científicos advierten que...

Anna Lucas

Universal (Maternal) Health Coverage: A Dream Within Reach

Such mechanisms are needed to reduce and prevent poverty and vulnerability throughout the life cycle Universal health coverage (UHC) was finally included as one of the main health-related targets ( 3.8 ) of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for all countries. To provide UHC,...

Mònica López

This Is How We Are Creating the First European Child Cohort Network

Environmental Health

The Dutch city of Rotterdam hosted the second meeting of LifeCycle, a European project in which ISGlobal is a partner Last October, the Dutch city of Rotterdam hosted the second meeting of LifeCycle , a European project in which ISGlobal is a partner. The objective of the LifeCycle...

Laura De La Fuente

From Manhiça, Mozambique. Goal: Change the December 1st Slogan

HIV/Aids

[This article has been published in Spanish in El-País-Planeta Futuro  on the occasion of World AIDS Day] Illustration by María de la Fuente Soro   This year, once again, the population of Manhiça located south of Mozambique is preparing, as in other...

Kate Whitfield

Behind the Scenes of malERA Refresh

Malaria

I am happy to say that the new malaria eradication research agenda (malERA Refresh) is about to be published I am happy to say that the new malaria eradication research agenda ( malERA Refresh ) is about to be published . It’s been a major consultative process and I was...

Xavier Fernàndez

A Short (Hi)story of Malaria: Darkness and Light (Part 3)

Malaria

[This post has been written by  Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets and it is the third and last post on a series of the history of malaria ] The contemporary history of malaria was ushered in with a drift to the limits of ethical behavior The contemporary history of malaria was...

Xavier Fernàndez

A Short (Hi)story of Malaria: The Discoveries that Brought Us Here (Part 2)

Malaria

[This post has been written by  Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets and it is the second post on a series of the history of malaria ] In India during the 1870s Patrick Manson linked for the first time a disease with a mosquito vector Towards the end of the 19th century British...

Xavier Fernàndez

A Short (Hi)story of Malaria: From Dinosaurs to a Simple “Bad Air” (Part 1)

Malaria

[This post has been written by  Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets ] Perhaps no other disease has left a more conspicuous imprint on human history than malaria Perhaps no other disease has left a more conspicuous imprint on human history than malaria : from Lucy and all our hominid...

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