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When thinking about what being healthy means and how to transmit the importance of certain health practices to communities, we healthcare professionals tend to pass our ideas and concepts and transform those into health policies. We overlook that health, illness and even life are concepts with such vast, possible interpretations […]

Is the current definition of health enough?


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  The 25th of April marks World Malaria Day and, this year adopts the theme: “Ready to beat Malaria” 1. World Malaria Day was established with the objective of raising awareness for one of the oldest diseases 1; an epidemic that has shaped human history and continues to prevail today […]

World Malaria Day






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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?