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

Clara Ballesté

10 Microscopic Questions

Antibiotic Resistance

On the occasion of the World Antibiotic Awareness Week (13-19 November), we encourage you to take the following quiz to test your knowledge on antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance. Are you ready?

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...

Mireia Gascon

Take Part in The Survey of The BlueHealth Project

Environmental Health

The BlueHealth project requires citizens to participate in the various studies and surveys that we are carrying out The BlueHealth project is a European project that aims to generate new evidence about the influence of blue spaces (outdoor spaces that contain water, such...

Quique Bassat

Every Breath Counts. A Breath of Fresh Air for Pneumonia

[This article has been published in Spanish in El País-Planeta Futuro] Pneumonia is the main infectious cause of infant mortality, accounting for one in every six paediatric deaths. And, that is a statistic which should make us feel ashamed The global health community has...

Charles Macgregor

Global Impact of Rare Cancer Causing Toxin

Environmental Health

Even though the adverse health effects of asbestos are well known it is still used globally Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos . Even though the adverse health effects of asbestos are well known it is still used globally. Asbestos is still being...

Gonzalo Fanjul

An Uphill Climb for the SDGs

Policy & Global Development

[This article has been published in Spanish in '3.500 millones-El País'] I was invited to take part in the World Health Summit 2017, one of the most interesting international forums for the exchange of ideas in the field of global health Last week, I was invited to Berlin to...

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)...

Maria Foraster

Noise Makes Us ill and Is a Public Health Problem

Environmental Health

[This post has been published in Spanish El País-Materia] Noise is one of the most important environmental stressors and represents a public health concern . Despite emerging evidence from experimental and epidemiological studies, the effects of noise on health have captured little...

Gonzalo Fanjul

Health Should Not Depend on a Passport

AID

[This post has been published in Spanish in 3.500 millones-El País] The right to health is a fundamental human right that is not dependent on the possession of a passport The right to health is a fundamental human right that is not dependent on the possession of a...

Anna Lucas

International Day of the Girl: The Cost of Our Inaction

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This post has been published in Spanish in Planeta Futuro-El País] Nine out of ten adolescents live in the developing world There are 1.2 billion people aged between 10 and 19 years in the world today. These young people make up 8% of the world population and current...

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