Aser Garcia Rada

Aser García Rada works as a paediatrician and as a freelance journalist. He worked for the Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesús (2008-2013) and for the primary care centers Legazpi (2011) and Las Calesas (2014), all public centers being paid by the Government of the autonomous community of Madrid. He collaborates with different publications, and has been paid by the journal Jano (Elsevier) and by the dailies Público and La Razón. He has been paid, and may continue to be paid, by the journals La Marea and eldiario.es, among others. He has been paid and continues to be paid by The BMJ. He has been paid by the BBVA Foundation for writing a chapter for a book on cardiovascular disease. He was a member of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Youth Environment and Health Communication Network (WHY).

He worked as a delegate of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies being paid by the Spanish Red Cross (2015). He has been paid as a temporary adviser for the WHO regarding communication, health, and environment. He has been paid expenses by the European Commission for attending different meetings. He is a member of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Emergencies (Sociedad Española de Urgencias de Pediatría, SEUP). He was a member of the Spanish National Health Journalist Association (Asociación Nacional de Informadores de la Salud, ANIS) (2008-2013). He has been paid for giving lectures at a course on health journalism, organized by ANIS and the Complutense University of Madrid. He attended this course (2008-2009) and received a scholarship from AstraZeneca, its sponsor, of around €1400. He has been paid by the Donation and Transplantation Institute (DTI) to collaborate on a programme to develop the system of organ donation and transplantation in Lebanon. He has been paid expenses by NovoNordisk for attending a conference in 2009. He has been paid by the communication agency Inforpress for consultancy work. He has no stock options or shares in any pharmaceutical or healthcare companies. He is also an actor and dancer, and has been paid, and may continue to be paid, by different agents in those fields. He has been paid €4000 for a commercial of 7 Up (PepsiCo).