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The emergence of the vertical birth in Ecuador: an analysis of agenda setting and policy…

Maternal mortality continues to claim the lives of thousands of women in Latin America despite the availability of effective treatments to avert maternal death.

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Acceso gratuito a UpToDate en Ecuador – Free access to UpToDate in Ecuador

[English at the bottom] Como una medida de apoyo para todos los cuerpos de emergencia y profesionales de la salud que toman parte de las Read More

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Mosquito-Borne Diseases Pose Threat To Quake-Hit Ecuador, CARE International Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Zika, dengue fever pose ‘immediate threat’ in quake-hit Ecuador — charity “Mosquito-borne diseases including the Zika virus and dengue fever pose an ‘immediate threat’ to survivors of the devastating earthquake that hit Ecuador four days ago, an international charity said on Thursday. Efforts to help more than 24,000 people whose homes were…More

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Concern mounts over Ecuador’s response to earthquake devastation

Even before a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Ecuador on Saturday, leaving a path of destruction estimated to cost between $15 billion and $30 billion to rebuild, the South American country was neck deep in economic woes. Now, concern is rising over the country’s ability to pay for the reconstruction and displacement

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News in the Humanosphere: Massive earthquake kills more than 350 in Ecuador

The death toll from Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades soared to 350 on Monday as survivors cobbled together makeshift coffins to bury loved ones, lined up for water and sought shelter beside the rubble of their shattered homes. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck off the Pacific coast on Saturday and was felt around the Andean

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Bananas, pesticides and health in southwestern Ecuador: A scalar narrative approach to…

Publication date: February 2016 Source:Social Science & Medicine, Volume 150 Author(s): Benjamin Brisbois Public health responses to agricultural pesticide exposure are often informed by ethnographic or other qualitative studies of pesticide risk perception.

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Ecuador Becomes Second Country in the World to Eliminate River Blindness

; With help from the Carter Center and the Pan American Health Organization, Ecuador has officially become the second country in the world to achieve elimination of onchocerciasis (river blindness). To eliminate onchocerciasis in Ecuador, the country had to overcome a major obstacle — Simulium exiguum; the main vector in Ecuador is exceptional at transmitting the […]

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Ecuador issues compulsory license for drug against HIV

Ecuador has authorised the development of a generic drug against HIV/AIDS, which will cost 75 per cent less than the patented version.

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The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for March 14 – 27, 2012

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Medical Brigade in rural Ecuador

By: Linda Diep For my Springbreak this semester, I had the opportunity to go on a public health service trip to Riobamba, Ecuador. I went with a group of twenty-nine undergraduate and graduate students from the George Washington University for a 10-day trip setting up makeshift clinics in various rural areas of Riobamba.  As a

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