Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)

The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), together with the Manhiça Research Centre (CISM), have greatly contributed to the translation of health research into public health policies through strategic collaborators in many research studies conducted over the last 20 years.

They lead the clinical trial in Manhiça and will complement the consortium with their expertise in causes of death studies and minimally invasive autopsy techniques. The sub-study of cases of death will help to improve the knowledge of respiratory infections in HIV-infected infants with severe pneumonia.

About ISGlobal
The Barcelona Institute for Global Health, ISGlobal, is the fruit of an innovative alliance between “la Caixa” and academic and government institutions to contribute to the efforts undertaken by the international community to address the challenges in global health. ISGlobal is a consolidated hub of excellence in research that has grown out of work first started in the world of health care by the Hospital Clínic and the Parc de Salut MAR and in the academic sphere by the University of Barcelona and the Pompeu Fabra University. The pivotal mechanism of its work model is the transfer of knowledge generated by scientific research to practice, a task undertaken by the institute’s Education and Policy and Global Development departments. ISGlobal is a member of the CERCA programme of the Generalitat de Catalunya.



QUIQUE BASSATPrincipal Investigator
Quique Bassat is paediatrician, researcher at ISGlobal and, since 2017, ICREA research professor. He has a special interest in the epidemiology of infectious diseases in developing countries and in the clinical characterization of severe paediatric infections. He has been involved in different clinical trials assessing the efficacy of antimalarial therapies and other preventive tools. He completed an MSc in tropical Medicine (2004), an MSc in Epidemiology (London, 2007-08) and a PhD in Medicine (Barcelona, 2009).

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Sheila Fernández-Luis is a researcher on HIV/AIDS at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) and at the Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM) since 2017. She graduated as a physician at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and completed her residency in Paediatrician at Complejo Asistencial Universitario de Salamanca. She is currently based at Manhiça, Moçambique, completing research activities for her PhD in Medicine and Translational Research: International Health of the Universitat de Barcelona

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Elisa Lopez Varela is a paediatrician and Assistant Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain , where she leads and participates in several TB and HIV research studies. She joined the Demond Tutu TB Center, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa in 2017 for a two year period, as a researcher in the field of pediatric TB therapeutics.
She holds an MPH from Harvard University (2007) and a PhD from the Barcelona University (2016).

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