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Yaws, the second disease in the world to be eradicated?

Dr. Oriol Mitja is a young Spanish doctor who, after graduating from the Barcelona Institute of Global Heath and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and following some breakthrough research on the diagnosis and treatment of yaws, set himself the goal of eradicating this disease in his lifetime. If successful, this would be […]

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How and why the ‘war on drugs’ has been in vain

A recent editorial published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) deemed the so-called ‘war on drugs’ a failure. It was followed by an essay by Molly Meacher and Nick Clegg on policy changes that could challenge current ineffective prohibition laws. Despite the mediatic turmoil the articles have triggered, the arguments they present are simply a matter […]

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Interview with wildlife veterinarian, Robert Aruho, about giraffe conservation

Robert Aruho is an online MSc student in International Animal Health and a wildlife veterinarian for the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) in Kampala. He has been working for three years on a project for the conservation of the Rothschild giraffe (a subspecies of the Northern giraffe). The Student had the chance to discuss the importance […]