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The 24th March is World Tuberculosis day, and therefore, a moment to raise awareness as well as advocate and accelerate the efforts to eliminate this disease that still causes the deaths of nearly 1.7 MILLION people each year, mostly in developing countries 8.   In the late 1800’s, Dr. Robert Koch […]

The White Plague


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  South Africa has made tremendous progress in the areas of health and human rights following the end of the apartheid era in 1994. The country has garnered global respect for their comprehension of human rights and sophisticated constitution which ensures a range of free services such as maternal healthcare, […]

The Cape Town Water Crisis: A Call to Action



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As 2017 came to an end, the Global Health Next Generation Network (GHNGN) added the Latin-American hub to the network in order to promote strong partnerships, reach more young professionals, exchange expertise and opportunities with people that are active or have a deep knowledge from the region and are passionate […]

Latin-America Hub for the GHNGN



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When we mention “saving lives”, many people tend to think about front-line health care workers either on the field or in an operating room, whose occupations are by no means to be underestimated.   Nevertheless, behind the scenes, there are numerous elements, which contribute to delivering the best quality of […]

Can a smart way of data management save lives?





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Recuerdo que cuando era pequeña, mi abuela nos decía a mi y a mis hermanas “Investigad, sed investigadoras para descubrir la cura de enfermedades”. Yo, nunca lo entendí. Me parecía algo tan complicado y general “¿Investigar el qué?”, que nunca pensé que fuera a hacerlo realidad. Ella, como muchas otras […]

Mujeres científicas, ¡hagámonos oír!



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The end of the 20th century brought about major shifts in the burden of disease plaguing low- and lower-middle-income countries (LICs/LMICs). Indeed, ever increasing industrialization and population aging have catalysed an epidemiological transition towards an increase in cancers, cardiovascular conditions and other non-communicable diseases 1.  When compounded with the already […]

Cancer: Bridging the Global Health Divide