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Xavier Fernàndez

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

[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...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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