HIV Rapid Test being administered (Equality Michigan viaWikimedia Commons)

The Lancet HIV Volume 4, No. 12, e555–e565

Patients in China can face long delays in completing their testing and initiating treatment when newly diagnosed with HIV. This study aimed to improve linkage to care by assessing the effectiveness of an intervention involving rapid point-of-care testing, trialled in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, south China. The intervention increased the number of patients starting treatment and reduced mortality. However, difficulties in ensuring patients remained in the care cascade were noted and highlights the challenges China faces in meeting the SDG 3 goals.

Information and Organization, Volume 27, Issue 4, December 2017, Pages 211-225

Nominated for the Elsevier Atlas Award in March 2018, this article explores how increased awareness of enabling IT can impact the disability stereotypes of managers. Specifically, it contributes to goals 8 and 10 by addressing the following questions: (1) how does increased awareness of enabling IT and the capabilities it can afford impact the stereotypical beliefs of managers toward workers with disabilities? And (2) does a better-informed stereotype increase the likelihood of their workplace inclusion?

The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology (December 2017)

SDG 3.3 sets a target of combating viral hepatitis. Sub-Saharan Africa carries a substantial portion of the global burden of viral hepatitis. Countries in the region face unique challenges, with the development of elimination strategies often hindered by a lack of good quality data. This paper outlines the current status of hepatitis B in sub-Saharan Africa and provides expert recommendations from across the region, including simplified diagnostic and treatment algorithms for use in low-resource settings.

Neuron, Volume 96, Issue 4, 15 November 2017, Pages 721-729

In the past 50 years, significant progress in women’s equality has been made worldwide. Western countries, particularly European countries, have implemented initiatives to attain a more gender-balanced workforce with the introduction of family friendly policies, by trying to narrow the gender pay gap and by promoting women’s career progression. This paper reports on the progress made in higher education, the shortcomings, and how new initiatives hold great promise for improving gender equality (SDG 5) in academia around the globe.

Telematics and Informatics, Volume 34, Issue 7, November 2017, Pages 1166-1176

Contributing to SDGs 3 (Good Health and Well-being), 5 (Gender Equality) and 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning research explores the role of telemedicine (the delivery of healthcare services from a distance using information and communication technologies) in reducing gender-based barriers women and girls in rural areas of Nepal face to access healthcare services.

Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Volume 140, Issue 5, November 2017, Pages 1240-1243.

This Elsevier Atlas Award winning study explores the increase in allergies in Africa, despite the high exposure to bacteria and allergens. This study relates to SDGs 1(No Poverty) and 3 (Good health and Well-being).

Lancet Psychiatry Vol 4 No 11 November 2017

To advance goals 3 and 8, this article explores the causality between mental illness and long-term sickness absence. In a randomized clinical trial, a 4-h training programme for managers reduced sickness absence among employees in the Australian fire and rescue service at 6 months after the intervention. The training was highly cost effective and should be tested in other populations.
New HIV diagnoses among people aged 50 years or older in the EU & EEA

The Lancet HIV Volume 4, No. 11, e514–e52

SDG 3 target 3 is concerned with ending the AIDS epidemic. Between 2004 and 2015 there were 54 102 new cases of HIV infection in older adults (aged ≥50 years) reported in the 31 countries of the European Economic Area (EEA). In comparison with younger adults this age group were more likely to present late and to have acquired the infection via heterosexual contact. The notification rate of new infections increased in older adults over the time period studied, which highlights the need for increased education and targeted prevention strategies for this population.

Annals of Tourism Research, Volume 67, November 2017, Pages 14-24

This paper presents an intersectional analysis of the gender-water-tourism nexus. Based in an emergent tourism destination, Labuan Bajo, Indonesia, it goes beyond an analysis of how women bear the brunt of burdens related to water scarcity, and examines which women, why and how it affects their daily lives. This relates to SDG 5 Gender equality and SDG 6 clean water and sanitation.

Emotion, Space and Society, Volume 25, November 2017, Pages 71-78.

Exploring SDG 10's reduced inequalities theme, this feminist-informed ethnographic study explores queer ciswomen, transwomen and non-binary people aged between 20 and 30 years old within the Australian punk scenes. These women were found to subvert the dominant patriarchal norms in punk spaces.