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

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...

Lea Maitre

ISGlobal Researchers Travel to the Smallest Capital in the World: a Story About Mercury

Environmental Health

The 6th prenatal programming toxicology conference PPTOX VI , an event gathering toxicologists, public health doctors and environmental scientists, took place in May 27-30 2018 in Torshavn in the Faroe Islands. This singular place, located in the North Atlantic between Shetland...

Ethel Sequeira

World Refugee Day: a Day to Remember or a Task to Accomplish

Health Equity

[This article has been written by  Ana Requena , Head of the Health and Migration Area at ISGlobal, and Ethel Sequeira , Family Doctor and Head of CSR at CAP Casanova de Barcelona] Every minute, 24 persons leave everything behind to escape from war, persecution or...

Matiana González

Paraguay, Malaria-Free!


The certification – for the first time in 45 years – that a Latin American country has eliminated malaria gives us reason to celebrate, even though the global situation in the fight against the disease is worrying Paraguay has just received the certification that its...

Carolyn Daher

The Age of Us: Will it Be Our Last?

Environmental Health

[This article has been published in Spanish in The Huffington Post on the occasion of the World Environment Day] The Anthropocene Age began about 70 years ago, and is defined by the profound impact of human beings on the natural environment There is a general scientific...

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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