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Mercy Opiyo

World Mosquito Day: Fighting the Bite with Pride


Malaria is transmitted by female mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. Photo: Krijn Paaijmans It all starts with a single bite of an infected female mosquito that results in mild, acute or chronic illness and/or eventually to loss of a human life Though...

Mohamed A. Kanu

A Public Health Perspective on Sierra Leone’s Monthly Cleaning Exercise

Training & Education

The newly elected president of Sierra Leone proclaimed an Executive Order instituting a monthly cleaning day in the country Let me start by giving thumbs-up to our newly elected president of the Republic of Sierra Leone , Julius Maada Bio . In 22 years, his campaign messages proved...

Xavier Basagaña

What Are the Health Risks of Heat Exposure and How Can We Avoid Them?

[This article has been published in "Espai Salut", by la Diputació de Barcelona] Heat certainly can have damaging health effects and, while there is no need to be alarmist, we should all be aware of the risks With the advent of hot weather, we begin to receive advice and...

Clara Menéndez

Vaccination, an Individual Right with Collective Consequences

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health,Immunization

[This article has been written by Clara Menéndez , Director of the Maternal, Child and Reproductive Health Initiative at ISGlobal, and Vicky Fumadó , Unit of Infectious and Imported Diseases. Pediatric Service. Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Déu. It has been published in Spanish in...

P. Efrain Pantoja Bustillos

Group B Streptococcus Awareness Month: Time to Join Efforts for an Effective and Affordable Vaccine

Maternal, Infant and Reproductive Health

[This article has been written by  Percy Efrain Pantoja , Medical Research Fellow, and  Elena Marbán , Predoctoral Fellow] Worldwide, GBS is a major cause of death in the first months of life July is the international Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Awareness...

Wilma Zijlema

The EU Green Week: How Can We Inspire Cities to Be More Sustainable and Green?

Environmental Health

The EU Green Week: ISGlobal was invited to present about the health benefits of natural environments in the Barcelona How can we inspire cities to be more sustainable and green? The EU Green Week aimed to provide an answer to that question. The week’s theme was ‘ Green...

Mandella King

Living in the Real World: My Experience as a Physician Assistant to Conduct Research on Infectious Diseases in Liberia


I had a wonderful opportunity to apply as a candidate to the Training Programme in Diagnostics Research (TPDxR) , which was part of the joint ISGlobal, Liberia Medicines and Health products Regulatory Authority, NGO Juan Ciudad and Saint Joseph’s Catholic Hospital IGORCADIA project ....

Rachel Lowe

Science Moves – the Importance of International Mobility for Research

I attended a reception on the importance of international mobility for medical research at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster On 5 June, I attended a reception on the importance of international mobility for medical research at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster (United...

Meggie Mwoka

Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo: A Snapshot of Community Engagement and Medical Interventions


According to the WHO, as of 17th June 2018, there were 62 cases of Ebola -confirmed, probable and suspected- including 28 deaths It’s been almost six weeks since the declaration of the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Northwestern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo. According...

Adelaida Sarukhan

Your Voice is Important! Developing an App to Engage Citizen Participation in Case of a Radiation Accident

Environmental Health

[This article has been written by the ISGlobal members: Adelaida Sarukhan , scientific writer,  Liudmila Liutsko , postdoctoral fellow, and   Elisabeth Cardis , Head of the Radiation Programme] Would you be interested in using a mobile app that allows you to...

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