8 questions that explain Multiple Sclerosis

8 questions that explain Multiple Sclerosis Undoubtedly, for science there are still several aspects of some diseases to understand. A clear example is Multiple Sclerosis, whose exact cause is still unknown. The most common belief is that it is caused by a virus, a genetic defect, or both. However, here are seven questions that can…

5 key questions about autoimmune diseases

5 key questions about autoimmune diseases The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs whose job is to help the body fight against infection and disease. This system defends the body against antigens, which are substances considered harmful or foreign to the body. These can be germs like bacteria and viruses;…

This strategy seeks to end Meningitis

This strategy seeks to end Meningitis Meningitis is a life-threatening and debilitating disease, caused by inflammation of the membranes that line the brain and spinal cord. This disease attacks quickly and generates serious health, economic and social consequences. Therefore, the time has come to implement an ambitious and inclusive roadmap to end meningitis, which represents…

A comprehensive response to COVID-19

A comprehensive response to COVID-19 As a result of the pandemic generated by the COVID-19 virus, global asymmetries have been evident in terms of access to vaccines, wealth and financing. Likewise, the structural weaknesses of the health systems in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean have been exacerbated. For this reason, it is…

Response to COVID-19: innovation, manufacturing, and equitable access to vaccines, treatments, and supplies

Response to COVID-19: innovation, manufacturing, and equitable access to vaccines, treatments, and supplies Vaccine manufacturers worldwide are producing 1.5 billion doses per month and this number is expected to further grow. The pharmaceutical industry will not rest until universal and equitable access to vaccines is achieved. Also, 12 billion vaccines are expected to be produced…

10 ways to take care of air quality

10 ways to take care of air quality Air pollution represents a major environmental health risk and is estimated to be the cause of 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide each year. This translates into a major health problem and requires attention, because by reducing air pollution levels, countries can lower the burden of disease from…

The importance of ethics in healthcare

The importance of ethics in healthcare Codes of ethics are composed of a series of rules, regulations and values that have been established to regulate the behaviors and attitudes of people who are part of the same context, be it a profession, organization or company. For the pharmaceutical industry, business ethics and integrity are at…

How can COVID-19 therapies help us on the road to recovery?

How can COVID-19 therapies help us on the road to recovery? The pharmaceutical industry is constantly working on developing new tools to fight COVID-19. There are currently about 3,000 clinical trials exploring therapies for treating the virus and about 61 therapeutic candidates such as antivirals, monoclonal antibodies, antihypertensives, anti-inflammatories, immunomodulators, antithrombotic and steroids in the…

How to prevent diseases related to poor nutrition?

How to prevent diseases related to poor nutrition? Diseases related to poor diet, such as being overweight, obesity and diabetes, are increasing significantly. World Health Organization estimates that around 45% of deaths of children under 5 years of age are related to malnutrition, which, for the most part, are registered in low- and middle-income countries.…